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Development and validation of a multivariable risk score for prolonged length of stay in the surgical intensive care unit

Original article
Wesch C, Denhaerynck K, Barandun Schaefer U, Siegemund M, Wehrli M, Pargger H, Look S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2019;149:w20122

Chronically critical illness (CCI) is highly relevant in intensive care units (ICUs), but the definitions in literature vary greatly. The timely detection of prolonged intensive care unit length of stay could support care planning for CCI patients.

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births

Hamza A
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14658

Hospital discharge of patients with ongoing care needs: a cross-sectional study using data from a city hospital under SwissDRG

Original article
Koné I, Zimmermann B, Wangmo T, Richner S, Weber M, Elger B
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14575

Switzerland introduced the SwissDRG in 2012 to promote cost containment and ­efficiency in hospital care. To ensure that patients with care needs are not released prematurely, a law on Acute and Transitional Care was introduced one year earlier

Trends and characteristics of attendance at the emergency department of a Swiss university hospital: 2002–2012

Original article
Shaha M, Gmuer S, Schoenenberger AW, Gerber FS, Exadaktylos AK
Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14141

The effect of physician-nurse substitution in primary care in chronic diseases: a systematic review

Review article
Martínez-González NA, Rosemann T, Tandjung R, Djalali S
Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14031

Predictors of early postpartum mental distress in mothers with midwifery home care – results from a nested case-control study

Original article
Staehelin K, Kurth E, Schindler C, Schmid M, Zemp Stutz E
Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13862

Frequency and severity of pain and symptom distress among patients with chronic kidney disease receiving dialysis

Original article
Gamondi C, Galli N, Schönholzer C, Marone C, Zwahlen H, Gabutti L, Bianchi G, Ferrier C, Cereghetti C, Giannini O
Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13750

A multi-method study on the quality of the nurse work environment in acute-care hospitals: positioning Switzerland in the Magnet hospital research

Original article
Desmedt M, De Geest S, Schubert M, Schwendimann R, Ausserhofer D
Swiss Med Wkly. 2012;142:w13733

Endoscopy teams' judgment of discomfort among patients undergoing colonoscopy: "How bad was it really?"

Short communication
Heuss LT, Sugandha SP, Degen L
Swiss Med Wkly. 2012;142:w13726

High accuracy of the nine equivalents of nursing manpower use score assessed by critical care nurses

Original article
Perren A, Previsdomini M, Perren I, Merlani P
Swiss Med Wkly. 2012;142:w13555

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