Carola A. Huber
University of Zurich
Publications 34
#1Elisa Haller (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 3
#2Birgit Watzke (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 11
Last.Markus Wolf (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 16
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The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with antidepressant (AD) prescriptions in order to draw a comprehensive picture of prescribing practices in Switzerland. We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional descriptive study using a large Swiss healthcare claims database, covering approximately 13% of the Swiss population. AD prescription was determined by identifying patients (N = 105,663) with health claims data of at least 1 AD prescription in the year ...
#1Carola A. HuberH-Index: 11
#2Matthias R. Meyer (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 17
Last.Thomas Rosemann (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 37
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Abstract Purpose Secondary medication prevention after acute myocardial infarction (MI) is strongly recommended in international guidelines, but actual use, adherence, and outcomes in current clinical practice are largely unknown. Therefore, the aims of this study were to determine the current adherence to medications for secondary prevention after MI and to estimate the association between medication adherence and mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in a large real-world po...
#1Simon Wieser (Zürcher Fachhochschule)H-Index: 12
#2Marco Riguzzi (Zürcher Fachhochschule)H-Index: 2
Last.Matthias Schwenkglenks (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 29
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Abstract In most countries, surprisingly little is known on how national healthcare spending is distributed across diseases. Single-disease cost-of-illness studies cover only a few of the diseases affecting a population and in some cases lead to untenably large estimates. The objective of this study was to decompose healthcare spending in 2011, according to Swiss National Health Accounts, into 21 collectively exhaustive and mutually exclusive major disease categories. Diseases were classified fo...
Background The drug-dispensing channel is a scarcely explored determinant of medication adherence, which is considered as a key indicator for the quality of care among patients with diabetes mellitus. In this study, we investigated the difference in adherence between diabetes patients who obtained their medication directly from a prescribing physician (physician dispensing [PD]) or via a pharmacy.
#1Carola A. HuberH-Index: 11
#2Roland RapoldH-Index: 8
Last.Thomas RosemannH-Index: 37
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Medication adherence is essential in preventing adverse intermediate outcomes, but little is known on hard outcomes. The aims of this study were to determine the 1-year adherence to oral antihyperglycemic drugs (OADs) and to predict the risk of subsequent health outcomes among (non)adherent patients with diabetes. Using a large Swiss healthcare claims database from 2011 to 2014, we identified all patients aged ≥18 years with diabetes and treated with at least 1 OAD prescription. Adherence to OAD...