The health care sector, as the cornerstone of public service, has traditionally been strongly influenced by the public sector. However, with the introduction of the major hospital reform and the new hospital financing system in 2012, Swiss hospitals will for the first time face tougher competition in the provision of basic care. The greater competitive pressure is manifested both in the provision of services and in the autonomous financing of services.
When assessing creditworthiness in the healthcare sector, the different business models and the strongly divergent framework conditions at cantonal level are decisive for sustainable competitiveness. In the run-up to the new hospital financing, we have already built up the corresponding resources and know-how to meet the growing demand for ratings of hospitals & clinics. We have now rated over 50 issuers from the healthcare sector. You can find them in our rating universe.