Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases, the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine, the Swiss Society of Pneumology
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Abstracts of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Respiratory Society, Swiss Society of Occupational Medicine, Swiss Pediatric Respiratory ...
Uptake of breast cancer screening measures among immigrant and Swiss women in Switzerland.
Main predictors for mammography uptake were higher income and older age. For the use of CBE, lower age, higher income and nationality were the strongest predictors. Women from former Yugoslavia (OR = 2.6) and Portugal (OR = 2.8) more frequently stated that they did not receive CBE compared to Swiss...
Complementary medicine courses in Swiss medical schools: actual status and students' experience.
Our results suggest an overall positive attitude toward and positive personal experiences with CAM of Swiss medical students', but a relationship between the absence or presence of CAM courses and students attitudes and knowledge could not be found. A coordinated policy towards the integration of CA...
A multi-method study on the quality of the nurse work environment in acute-care hospitals: positioning Switzerland in the Magnet hospital re...
We reviewed 13 American, Canadian, and Australian studies of acute-care hospitals. Three provided Magnet hospitals' nurse work environment data, and all included non-Magnet hospitals' data. Swiss hospitals' evaluations on nurse work environment quality varied widely, but 25% achieved scores indicati...
Referral practice among Swiss and non-Swiss walk-in patients in an urban surgical emergency department.
Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 140:w13089 (2010) PMID 21104472To assess the relationship between nationality, gender and age and use of health services among patients visiting an urban university hospital emergency department (ED). ED crowding is an increasingly significant national and international problem. Overcrowding has many potential detrimental effects...
Work-life conflicts and health among Swiss physicians--in comparison with other university graduates and with the general Swiss working popu...
Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the ... 140:w13063 (2010) PMID 20544410The present study aimed to compare the prevalence of work-life conflicts and the health status of physicians, with a representative sample of university graduates as well as with a representative sample of the general Swiss working population. Furthermore, it aimed to analyse whether work-life confl...
Quality of health care surveillance systems: review and implementation in the Swiss setting.
Quality of health care has been a subject of attention for many years in the USA and in Europe. Since the introduction of the new federal law on insurance in 1996 it has evolved to a progressively more important issue within the Swiss health care system. In this review, some theoretical concepts of...
Cost-effectiveness of pioglitazone in patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of macrovascular disease in a Swiss setting.
Addition of pioglitazone to existing therapy was projected to reduce the long-term cumulative incidence of most diabetes complications and improve quality-adjusted life expectancy. Evaluation of incremental direct medical costs associated with these clinical benefits indicated that pioglitazone is l...
What patients and relatives expect from an intensivist--the Swiss side of a European survey.
In accordance to respondents from other countries, Swiss patients and their families with experience of intensive care rate medical knowledge as most essential for specialists in intensive care medicine. However, communication with patients and with relatives is considered important, too. Accordingl...
Overweight and obesity in 6-12 year old children in Switzerland.
We used a cross-sectional, 3-stage, probability-proportionate-to-size cluster sampling of primary schools throughout Switzerland to obtain a representative national sample of 6-12 year old children (n = 2431). Height and weight were measured and used to calculate body mass index (BMI). BMI reference...