Addressing health care shortages through social innovations in the Bernese Oberland

Tschumi, Pascal; Mayer, Heike (2020). Addressing health care shortages through social innovations in the Bernese Oberland. In: Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando (eds.) Vibrant Mountain Communities. Sustainable Mountain Development Series (pp. 28-29). Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Doctors and medical support are in short supply in Swiss mountain regions. Addressing this issue has led to innova-tive solutions based on novel forms of cooperation among local actors from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Not only do these social innovations respond to an urgent need, they can also contribute to regional development in the longer term, as they keep the area attractive for resi-dents and enterprises. We present four examples from the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland that address the widening gap in health care service provision in mountain regions.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

Tschumi, Pascal and Mayer, Heike

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-03917-015-9

Series:

Sustainable Mountain Development Series

Publisher:

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Carmen Metzler

Date Deposited:

18 Nov 2020 16:56

Last Modified:

18 Nov 2020 16:59

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.148032

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/148032

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