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The diagnostic diversity index can be seen as an indicator of diagnostic precision - the higher the degree of diversity, the better the diagnostic precision.
Dual use risks in the second decade of the 21st century are characterised by: diversification of dual use domains, digitalisation of potential threats, and the proliferation of actors.
High costs are an important barrier to treatment access for vulnerable and often uninsured patients with hepatitis C.
Predictors for shorter and longer length of hospital stay outliers: a retrospective case-control study of 8247 patients at a university hospital trauma department
Providing efficient healthcare is important for hospitals. Shorter and longer length of hospital stay (LOS) outliers influence financial results and reimbursement.
Further consideration needs to be given to how regulations can be revised in a way that ensures that healthcare improvement activities using the same quality data in Switzerland are not either overregulated on one side or completely without control on the other.
Accidental or intentional exposure to potentially toxic medications, natural toxins and chemicals during pregnancy: analysis of data from Tox Info Suisse
Pregnant women are daily exposed to potentially harmful agents, such as food products and household chemicals, as well as medications. Affected women and health professionals are still often unsure about how to react.
Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals
The current burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Switzerland is unknown. Prevalence surveys have a long tradition in the field of infection prevention and control for measuring both HAI and antimicrobial use.
A decade ago, the Swiss National Science Foundation instigated clinical trial units (CTUs) at the five university hospitals and St Gallen cantonal hospital, with the aim of improving the quality of Swiss academic clinical research projects.
Diet, medication use and drug intake during pregnancy: data from the Swiss Health Surveys 2007 and 2012
Adoption of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy should remain a basic aim of national policies for health promotion and prevention of unexpected pregnancy outcomes.
Digital health entails connecting health-related data, including data generated by patients themselves, and harnessing the medical potential of technological tools of common usage, such as smartphones, wellness bands, apps, social media.