Uniformly regulated for the first time
Rehabilitation regulated uniformly for the first time
For the first time in Switzerland, how the term rehabilitation is to be understood has been precisely defined. The cantonal health directors relied on the World Health Organization. Further recommendations are intended to create a uniform basis.
For the first time in Switzerland, there is a recommendation for a uniform understanding of the term for the health sector rehabilitation.
For the first time in Switzerland, there is a recommendation for a uniform understanding of the term for the health sector rehabilitation. This was developed by the conference of cantonal health directors (GDK) at a plenary meeting in Bern.
As the GDK announced on Friday, the recommendation is based on a definition by the World Health Organization (WHO). Accordingly, the cantons should understand rehabilitation as a series of measures aimed at improving the ability of a person with health impairments to interact with their environment and to alleviate their disability in everyday life.
To put it simply, it is about helping people to organize their everyday life as independently as possible.
Recommendations for rehab quality requirements
The GDK also passed a recommendation for a uniform planning system in rehabilitation. In this paper, the GDK defines, for example, what types of rehabilitation there should be – from neurological rehabilitation to geriatric rehabilitation.
With a third recommendation, the GDK is pursuing the goal of standardizing the quality requirements of the cantons for rehabilitation clinics and departments.
Basics uniform for the first time
According to the GDK, these recommendations will close a gap in Switzerland. For the first time, the cantons have uniform bases and classifications that they can use in their cantonal hospital planning in the field of rehabilitation, said GDK President Lukas Engelberger according to the announcement.
The cantons thus laid a further basis for increased intercantonal coordination of hospital planning. (SDA)