The stress epidemic is on the rise in Switzerland the increase of absenteeism increased by 20 percent in the last 5-years. Absenteeism for psychological illnesses increased by 35 percent, our experts mentioned that stress is the root cause for this significant increase.
After the data being published Switzerland's media was buzzing on Saturday, April the 22. 2018. The articles are in German: Tagesanzeiger and Blick reported. The NZZ Published report (here - free registration required to read the report) the day before, on which the news reports are based. This trend significantly accelerates the health-related cost explosion in Switzerland. Psychological illnesses now account for CHF 20 billion per year.
- Tagesanzeiger (German) - https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/standardimmer-mehr-angestellte-sind-krankgeschrieben/story/15970348
- Blick (German) - https://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/psychische-leiden-um-35-prozent-gestiegen-schweizer-arbeiten-sich-krank-id8286240.html?
- NZZ (German) - https://nzzas.nzz.ch/stress-bei-der-arbeit-zahl-der-psychischen-erkrankungen-ist-um-ein-drittel-gestiegen-ld.1379549 (free registration required to read the article)