Since 1998 women with iron deficiency have received iron infusions. It’s about an effectual and needful therapy paid by the health insurance funds. However, since 2015 the Swiss government has been questioning the effectiveness and necessity of iron infusions. Therefore a verification regarding this has been announced. We the directly affected women fear that, in the future, we will have to pay ourselves the costs for this treatment. Hence we join together in the Ironleague and want to raise our voices.
The Swiss Iron Health Organisation SIHO, founded in 2007, advocates for an intravenous iron balance. In 2015, SIHO was informed by the Swiss Federal Agency for Health (BAG) about the resolved review concerning the necessity of the iron balance and was requested to opine.
- Anfrage des BAG (text in German)
- Scoping des BAG (text in German)
- Stellungnahme der SIHO (text in German)