The Swiss National Association for Quality Development in Hospitals and Clinics (ANQ) coordinates and undertakes reviews of the quality of inpatient acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric treatment.
The results enable clinics and hospitals to introduce targeted measures designed to improve the quality of the services they offer. This is of direct benefit to patients: very often, the results and findings from the reviews directly influence how treatments are provided. Transparent publication of review results by individual hospitals and clinics also makes it possible to undertake a nationwide comparison of individual institutions. Both positive and negative changes occurring over a period of several years can also be identified. With effect from 2022, ANQ will also be assuming a range of coordination tasks related to the improvement of quality in this sector.