Offering the best care at the lowest cost: this is clearly the vocation of a public service institution like the HUG. In the field of rehabilitation treatment, as was previously the case for acute somatic care, changes to framework conditions, especially new pricing structures, means that flat rates will have to phased out to make way for billing based on the service received and the actual resources consumed for each patient. To achieve this, substantial work needs to be carried out on data collection and information processing. This change in pricing structure means that the treatment structure also needs to be addressed, to ensure that it is both medically and financially optimal, improving it if necessary.
Incidentally, when faced with signs of economic stagnation (or even slowdown), public authorities must necessarily optimize the use of budgets. Both cantons and insurers alike are becoming buyers of services and are looking for indicators of quality and results, which are particularly useful for comparing institutions.
More often than not, the solution lies in flawless and recognized quality, more rigorous management, smart savings, the right choice of medical services and the best quality/cost ratio.