Title: PHP64 Reorganisation of hospital emergency services : a business case for quality improvement
Authors : Eichler, Klaus
Senn, O.
Rüthemann, Isabelle
Bögli, K.
Sidler, P.
Brügger, Urs
Published in : Value in Health
Volume(Issue) : 14
Issue : 7
Pages : 344
Pages to: 345
Conference details: ISPOR 14th annual European congress in Madrid, Spain, 6.-8. November 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Madrid
Issue Date: 2011
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: In Switzerland, emergency care has no gatekeeping system and emergency wards are increasingly overcrowded by walk-in patients. This leads to inefficient use of spezialised resources. Treatment costs are paid by public sources and, beyond some co-payment, reimbursed by health care insurances via tariffs. Given the problems above, a public hospital (Stadtspital Waid; Zurich; catchment population 180'000 people) reorganised its emergency service in 2008. A nurse led triage system and a General Practitioner-led emergency service was implemented beside the conventional emergency ward.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
Publication type: Conference Poster
DOI : 10.1016/j.jval.2011.08.615
ISSN: 1098-3015
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12832
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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