Switzerland

Société Professionnelle Suisse de Gériatrie
Schweizerische Fachgesselschaft für Geriatrie

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Switzerland…

Total population: 8.2 million
Percentage above 65 Yr: 17,8% (projection 2045: 26%)
Percentage above 80 Yr: 5%

Number of physicians: 35 325 of which 8328 are internists/GP
Total number of hospital beds: 4.6/ 1000 inhabitants
Number of geriatric beds: not defined

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals as acute geriatric wards
  • out-patient care settings
  • post-acute rehabilitation hospitals/clinics
  • nursing homes or long term care facilities

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 359
Geriatricians: All geriatricians are general internists

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in Switzerland

  • Pr Christophe BULA, Service de Gériatrie et de rédaptation Gériatrique, CHUV, Mont-Paisible 16, 1011 Lausanne
  • Pr Gabriel GOLD, Hôpital des Trois-Chênes, 3 Chemin du Pont-Bochet, 1226 Thônex/GE
  • Pr Andreas STUCK, Geriatrie Universität Bern, Inselspital, Postfach 20, CH-3010 Bern 
  • Pr Reto KRESSIG, Felix Platter-Spital, Burgfelderstrasse 101, 4055 Basel
  • Pr Heike BISCHOFF FERRARI, Universitäts Spital Zürich, Klinik für Geriatrie, Rämistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zürich

Contact details

The president of the Society:
PD Dr. Thomas MUNZER
St-Gallen

The FB member in the EUGMS:
Dr. Rebecca DREHER

News

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