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At first sight, surgery appears to be only peripherally affected by the COVID.19 pandemic. However, the surgical department plays a key role in the response to this crisis. This article aims to provide a blueprint for a general surgery department’s response to this current pandemic crisis and also future events of similar magnitude.
Like many other countries around the world, Iran is contending with the COVID-19 epidemic, but with the additional burden of international sanctions on supplies of medicines and medical equipment.
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.