Health services research

Health services research is becoming increasingly important at the international level. With the aid of this funding programme, the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner-Stiftung (Bangerter-Stiftung) and the SAMS hope that health services research will also become more widely established in Switzerland. To this end, the Bangerter-Stiftung was making available around CHF 1 million per year for the period 2012–2016.

At the end of the funding programme, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) took over and launched the National Research Programme «Smarter Health Care« (NRP 74). The findings of the numerous research projects, published at the beginning of 2023, describe the foundations for a «smart» health care system in the future. Read the programme summary.



Download: Funded projects 2012 – 2016


Additionally to the funding programme, the SAMS and the Gottfried und Julia Bangerter-Rhyner-Foundation have organized yearly conferences. Click on the links below to get information and the presentations as Pdf.






Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department
Tel. +41 31 306 92 76