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The new remuneration system TARPSY in Swiss psychiatric hospitals: effects on length of stay and readmissions?
If being evident at all, the effects of the new remuneration system TARPSY on LOS and readmission rates seem to be small. Concerns that declining daily rates in TARPSY would result in early discharges and increased readmission rates did not prove true in adult and geriatric psychiatry.
The ongoing agricultural reforms present serious challenges for Swiss farmers. This study shows a higher rate of suicide in farmers compared to non-farmers in Switzerland, with the gap widening increasingly after 2006.
Even though substance users and people with a high level of physical activity are two population groups that have been the subjects of many studies, the general link between substance use and level of physical activity is much less discussed.
Decades of research in affective neuroscience have been devoted to identifying the underlying neuropsychological mechanisms that can lead to compulsive reward-seeking behaviours where the amount of effort mobilised to obtain an outcome is no longer justified by its value.
Interventional psychiatry in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a qualitative review
Pharmaceutical options for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are limited. This article invetigates the potential role of interventional techniques, considering the possible overlapping role of specific neurocircuits underlying BPSD.
In recent years, there has been a revival in research on hallucinogenic drugs. One of the most interesting questions is how the typical effects of LSD are represented on a neuronal level. This question was recently addressed by three clinical trials.
Significant strides have been made in developing and refining psychotherapeutic treatments. However, there is significant room to improve them, and they may benefit from innovations such as extracellular matrix modification.
There is an ongoing debate concerning the connection between lunar cycle and psychiatric illness, a belief that dates back to the ancient cultures of Assyria, Babylonia and Egypt.
Suicide by firearm in Switzerland: who uses the army weapon? Results from the national survey between 2000 and 2010
Suicide prevention by restriction of means is particularly promising in the case firearms. Numerous studies have shown that the occurrence of households with firearms correlates with the frequency of suicides by this method.