Caroline Bähler
Publications 12
#1Agne Ulyte (UZH: University of Zurich)
#2Caroline BählerH-Index: 3
Last.Holger Dressel (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 2
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Objectives Indicators of guideline adherence are frequently used to examine the appropriateness of healthcare services. Only some potential indicators are actually usable for research with routine administrative claims data, potentially leading to a biased selection of research questions. This study aimed at developing a systematic approach to extract potential indicators from clinical practice guidelines (CPG), evaluate their feasibility for research with claims data and assess how the extracte...
#1Wenjia Wei (UZH: University of Zurich)
#2Oliver Gruebner (UZH: University of Zurich)
Last.Caroline BählerH-Index: 3
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Clinical recommendations discourage routine use of preoperative chest radiography (POCR). However, there remains much uncertainty about its utilization, especially variation across small areas. We aimed to assess the variation of POCR use across small regions, and to explore its influencing factors. Patients undergoing inpatient surgery during 2013 to 2015 were identified from insurance claims data. Possible influencing factors of POCR included socio-demographics, health insurance choices, and c...
#1Caroline BählerH-Index: 3
#2Stephan R. VavrickaH-Index: 36
Last.Oliver ReichH-Index: 10
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Background Real-life data on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) prevalence and costs are scarce. The aims of this study were to provide an overview of the prevalence, mortality, health care utilization and costs of IBD patients in Switzerland in the years 2010, 2012, and 2014.
ObjectiveInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was shown to be associated with a variety of chronic comorbidities. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of 21 chronic conditions and compared frequencies in IBD and non-IBD populations. Further, healthcare costs of those (additional) chronic conditions were c