"Choosing Wisely": von der Theorie zur Praxis [Choosing Wisely: from theory to practice].

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B0D2FF951675
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
"Choosing Wisely": von der Theorie zur Praxis [Choosing Wisely: from theory to practice].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Gabutti L., Pironi M., Della Bruna R., Heinkel J., Clivio L., Greco A.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Volume
11
Number
491
Pages
1973-1977
Language
german
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
"Choosing Wisely" is an innovative approach that the Network of Southern Switzerland Public Hospitals has decided to promote. Five standard diagnostic or therapeutic procedures have been chosen to explore the potential benefit of the "Choosing Wisely" initiative: the prescription of benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors or antibiotics on discharge from hospital, exposure to ionising radiation in radiological imaging and the number of blood samples taken during hospitalisation. As a first step we compared these variables in the medical and surgical departments of the four major public hospitals in Ticino. We observed significant and unexpected practical differences between specialties and between the different institutions. These results were presented to all concerned healthcare stakeholders. The next steps are to develop continuous monitoring of these indicators and specific recommendations by involving patients in the consciousness-raising process.
Keywords
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Benzodiazepines/therapeutic use, Hospitalization, Hospitals, Public/standards, Humans, Proton Pump Inhibitors/therapeutic use, Quality Indicators, Health Care, Switzerland
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