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So-called industrial healthcare provides patients, who may have poorly understood problems, with standardised care, rather than care particularised for that individual patient.
Planning ahead with dementia: what role can advance care planning play? A review on opportunities and challenges
Taking care of someone with dementia poses a significant challenge for both relatives and professionals. Advance care planning can empower patients with dementia and their relatives to exert control over future care.
Autopsies are a crucial source of medical knowledge. Autopsy rates have decreased in Switzerland and many other countries. Communication between clinicians and the deceased’s sceptical relatives is crucial to obtain autopsy permission.
The great strength of video technology lies in providing information about medical knowledge and practice. For the benefit of the patient, new technical achievements should be implemented in concepts of continuing medical education.
Patient experience in primary care: association with patient, physician and practice characteristics in a fee-for-service system
Nowadays we typically use patient experience as a quality of care indicator, although this has some limitations. However, the findings are somewhat inconsistent or even conflicting.
Shared decision-making for prostate cancer screening and treatment: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Men facing prostate cancer screening and treatment need to make critical and highly preference-sensitive decisions that involve a variety of potential benefits and risks. Shared decision-making is considered fundamental for “preference-sensitive” medical decisions.
Innovative transition interventions to better align healthcare needs in hospitalised medical patients
In Switzerland, there is an ongoing discussion about which performance data best reflect high quality of care and which intervention would best address current challenges in a complex multimorbid inpatient population.
What constitutes “competent error disclosure”? Insights from a national focus group study in Switzerland
Although many healthcare institutions now require open disclosure of errors, the practice remains rare. Providers commonly lack the necessary knowledge and/or skills for effective disclosure.