Symposium 2017

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Health Services Research in Switzerland – what’s next?

During the last five years, the Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation has supported health services research in Switzerland through a funding programme of the ASSM with a million Swiss francs per year. This allowed the development of a research field of increasing importance which has only received sparse funding to date. This support will reach its peak with the ongoing NRP 74. However, future funding opportunities, beyond the first successful programme and NRP remain unclear. The 2017 symposium thus proposes to look back – by presenting successful projects of the past five years – and forward to future perspectives within the NRP 74 and beyond.



Program and presentations

Programme (in German)


Prof. Thomas Rosemann, Institut für Hausarztmedizin, UZH

The «Health Services Research» funding programme of the Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation in numbers


Prof. Sabina De Geest, Institut für Pflegewissenschaft, UniBS

Building Research Initiative Group: Chronic Illness Management and Adherence in Transplantation (BRIGHT) Study


Dr. Christine Cohidon, Institut Universitaire de Médecine de Famille, UniL
Assessing the state of preventive care in family medicine in Switzerland


Claudia Gregoriano, Forschung Medizin, Kantonspital Baselland, Liestal

Impact of a pharmaceutical care intervention to improve adherence of inhaled medication in asthma and COPD patients


Prof. Valérie Santschi, Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source, Lausanne

A Team-Based Care for Hypertension Management (TBC Hypertension): A Randomized Controlled Study


Marcel Widmer, OBSAN, Schweizerisches Gesundheitsobservatorium, Neuenburg

Swiss Health Atlas: variation in hospitalistion rates


Dr. Maria Wertli, Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Inselspital, Bern

Variations in preference-sensitive care in Switzerland


Prof. Milo Puhan, Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, UZH

Das Nationale Forschungsprogramm 74: Geförderte Projekte


Prof. David C. Goodman, Professor of Paediatrics, The Dartmouth Institute, Lebanon, USA

Achievements of Health Services Research in the USA


Prof. John N. Lavis, Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, Hamilton, CA

Evidence-informed Policymaking for Health Systems




Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department
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