David L Schwappach

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Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Systematic review of medication safety assessment methods
    Carla Meyer-Massetti
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:227-40. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff's decisions to speak up about safety concerns
    David LB Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr, 77, 8032 Zuerich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:303. 2014
  3. pmc Chances and risks of publication of quality data - the perspectives of Swiss physicians and nurses
    Regula Heller
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:368. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Effects of an educational patient safety campaign on patients' safety behaviours and adverse events
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:285-91. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Frequency of patient-reported infections among sicker adults in high-income countries: an international perspective
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Am J Infect Control 41:174-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Communication barriers in counselling foreign-language patients in public pharmacies: threats to patient safety?
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Clin Pharm 34:765-72. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Patient safety--who cares?
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13634. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Threats to patient safety in the primary care office: concerns of physicians and nurses
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13601. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint [Patients as vigilant partners - patient involvement in patient safety]
    D Schwappach
    Stiftung für Patientensicherheit, Zurich
    Ther Umsch 69:359-62. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Strategies for evaluating the economic value of drugs in alcohol dependence treatment
    David Schwappach
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, WHO Collaborating Centre for Substance Abuse, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 122:165-73. 2012

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Systematic review of medication safety assessment methods
    Carla Meyer-Massetti
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:227-40. 2011
    ..The accuracy, efficiency, and efficacy of four commonly recommended medication safety assessment methodologies were systematically reviewed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff's decisions to speak up about safety concerns
    David LB Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr, 77, 8032 Zuerich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:303. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to explore factors that affect oncology staff's decision to voice safety concerns or to remain silent and to describe the trade-offs they make...
  3. pmc Chances and risks of publication of quality data - the perspectives of Swiss physicians and nurses
    Regula Heller
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:368. 2012
    ..It was investigated as to how the two professional groups appraised the opportunities as well as the risks of the release of quality data in Switzerland...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of an educational patient safety campaign on patients' safety behaviours and adverse events
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:285-91. 2013
    ..It renders awareness and perceived behavioural control without increasing concerns for safety and can thus serve as a useful instrument for communication about safety between health care workers and patients...
  5. doi request reprint Frequency of patient-reported infections among sicker adults in high-income countries: an international perspective
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Am J Infect Control 41:174-6. 2013
    ..Being above 64 years of age (OR, 0.78; 95% CI: 0.64-0.95, P = .013) and day-surgery (OR, 0.62; 95% CI: 0.48-0.79, P < .001) decreased the likelihood for reporting infection...
  6. doi request reprint Communication barriers in counselling foreign-language patients in public pharmacies: threats to patient safety?
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Clin Pharm 34:765-72. 2012
    ..Foreign-language (FL) patients are at increased risk for adverse drug events. Evidence regarding communication barriers and the safety of pharmaceutical care of FL patients in European countries is scarce despite large migrant populations...
  7. doi request reprint Patient safety--who cares?
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13634. 2012
    ..This paper reports on the Swiss Patient Safety Conference in 2011 and addresses emerging issues for patient safety and future challenges...
  8. ncbi request reprint Threats to patient safety in the primary care office: concerns of physicians and nurses
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13601. 2012
    ..Little is known about primary care professionals' concerns about risks to patient safety...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Patients as vigilant partners - patient involvement in patient safety]
    D Schwappach
    Stiftung für Patientensicherheit, Zurich
    Ther Umsch 69:359-62. 2012
    ..Preliminary research suggests that this approach can be successful in improving patient safety...
  10. ncbi request reprint Strategies for evaluating the economic value of drugs in alcohol dependence treatment
    David Schwappach
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, WHO Collaborating Centre for Substance Abuse, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 122:165-73. 2012
    ..To assess existing health economic strategies, which are used to evaluate the economic value of drugs to treat alcohol dependence (AD) such as acamprosate, naltrexone and any other pharmaceuticals...
  11. pmc Working conditions and Work-Family Conflict in German hospital physicians: psychosocial and organisational predictors and consequences
    Isabelle Fuss
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Alfred Herrhausen Str 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:353. 2008
    ..Furthermore, effects of WIF on the individual physicians' physical and mental health were examined. Analyses were performed with an emphasis on gender differences. Comparisons with the general German population were made...
  12. pmc Psychosocial health risk factors and resources of medical students and physicians: a cross-sectional study
    Edgar Voltmer
    Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Friedensau Adventist University, An der Ihle 19, 39291 Friedensau, Germany
    BMC Med Educ 8:46. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to chemotherapy patients' engagement in medical error prevention
    D L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Oncol 22:424-30. 2011
    ..Medical errors are a serious threat to chemotherapy patients. Patients can make contributions to safety but little is known about the acceptability of error-preventing behaviors and its predictors...
  14. pmc Predictors of chemotherapy patients' intentions to engage in medical error prevention
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zuerich, Switzerland
    Oncologist 15:903-12. 2010
    ..The theory of planned behavior was applied to analyze attitudes, norms, behavioral control, and chemotherapy patients' intentions to participate in medical error prevention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chemotherapy patients' perceptions of drug administration safety
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 28:2896-901. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Is less more? Patients' preferences for drug information leaflets
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:987-95. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate patients' preferences towards content and presentation of drug information leaflets using prepared medication brochures in a discrete choice experiment...
  17. doi request reprint Patients' and healthcare workers' perceptions of a patient safety advisory
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zuerich, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:713-20. 2011
    ..To assess patients' and healthcare workers' (hcw) attitudes and experiences with a patient safety advisory, to investigate predictors for patients' safety-related behaviors and determinants for staff support for the advisory...
  18. doi request reprint 'New perspectives on well-known issues': patients' experiences and perceptions of safety in Swiss hospitals
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation Zuerich, Switzerland
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:542-8. 2011
    ..Though the study is limited by the short time horizon and the lack of follow-up, the results suggest that the described approach is feasible and can serve as a supplemental tool for risk identification and management...
  19. doi request reprint Frequency of and predictors for patient-reported medical and medication errors in Switzerland
    D L Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, CH
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13262. 2011
    ..To analyse the frequency of and identify risk factors for patient-reported medical errors in Switzerland. The joint effect of risk factors on error-reporting probability was modelled for hypothetical patients...
  20. doi request reprint Am I (un)safe here? Chemotherapy patients' perspectives towards engaging in their safety
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr 77, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e9. 2010
    ..To assess chemotherapy patients' perceptions of safety and their attitudes towards participating in error-prevention strategies...
  21. doi request reprint Oncology nurses' perceptions about involving patients in the prevention of chemotherapy administration errors
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Oncol Nurs Forum 37:E84-91. 2010
    ..To explore oncology nurses' perceptions and experiences with patient involvement in chemotherapy error prevention...
  22. pmc "Against the silence": development and first results of a patient survey to assess experiences of safety-related events in hospital
    David L B Schwappach
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Konradstrasse 32, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:59. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and pilot test a brief patient safety survey applicable to inpatient care in Swiss hospitals...
  23. pmc An integrated model of care to counter high incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in men who have sex with men - initial analysis of service utilizers in Zurich
    David L B Schwappach
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:180. 2008
    ..We describe first experiences with the new service and report the characteristics of the population that utilized it...
  24. doi request reprint The emotional impact of medical error involvement on physicians: a call for leadership and organisational accountability
    David L Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:9-15. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Medication errors in chemotherapy: incidence, types and involvement of patients in prevention. A review of the literature
    D L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland, and Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:285-92. 2010
    ..Clinicians play a crucial role in supporting and enabling the chemotherapy patient in approaching errors...
  26. doi request reprint Queer quit: gay smokers' perspectives on a culturally specific smoking cessation service
    David L B Schwappach
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Zurich, Switzerland and Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    Health Expect 12:383-95. 2009
    ..The prevalence of smoking is high among gay males. The need for culturally specific support has been acknowledged, but little is known about gay men's perspectives on such adapted interventions...
  27. doi request reprint Review: engaging patients as vigilant partners in safety: a systematic review
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Care Res Rev 67:119-48. 2010
    ..Evidence suggests that involvement in safety may be successful if interventions promote complex behavioral change and are sensitively implemented in health care settings...
  28. doi request reprint Developing a smoking cessation program for Turkish-speaking migrants in Switzerland: novel findings and promising effects
    Domenic Schnoz
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Konradstrasse 32, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:127-34. 2011
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  29. doi request reprint Smoking behavior, intention to quit, and preferences toward cessation programs among gay men in Zurich, Switzerland
    David L B Schwappach
    University Witten Herdecke, Faculty of Medicine, and Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Zurich
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1783-7. 2008
    ..Gay health care organizations serve as important door openers to communicate the serious health threats for gay men caused by smoking, and may play an important role in attracting men to cessation services...
  30. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of medical errors: a review of the literature
    Nicoletta C von Laue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:318-25. 2003
    ..Even though prevention is where effort should be directed to, only a few studies report on the preventability of AEs. Our aim is to give an overview of the literature reporting on AEs and their preventability...
  31. ncbi request reprint What makes an error unacceptable? A factorial survey on the disclosure of medical errors
    David L B Schwappach
    University Witten Herdecke, Health Policy and Management, Witten, Germany
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:317-26. 2004
    ..Although the importance of disclosing medical errors to patients has been argued, little is known about the relative effect of different attributes of error handling and communication on patients' judgments about errors...
  32. ncbi request reprint Does it matter who you are or what you gain? An experimental study of preferences for resource allocation
    David L B Schwappach
    University Witten Herdecke, Department of Health Policy and Management, Witten, Germany
    Health Econ 12:255-67. 2003
    ..The approach described can be used to analyze the importance people place on different attributes in resource allocation decisions and to study preferences for the final distribution of resources...
  33. ncbi request reprint Preferences for disclosure: the case of bedside rationing
    David L B Schwappach
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Alfred Herrhausen Str 50, Witten, 58448 Germany
    Soc Sci Med 59:1891-7. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of preventable adverse drug events: a review of the literature
    Nicoletta C von Laue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:407-15. 2003
    ..The objective of this article is to review the literature of ADEs and their preventability, and to report on their incidences, characteristics, risk factors, costs and prevention strategies...
  35. ncbi request reprint 'Emerge': Benchmarking of clinical performance and patients' experiences with emergency care in Switzerland
    David L B Schwappach
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:473-85. 2003
    ..To assess the effects of uniform indicator measurement and group benchmarking followed by hospital-specific activities on clinical performance measures and patients' experiences with emergency care in Switzerland...
  36. ncbi request reprint Does location matter? A study of the public's preferences for surgical care provision
    David L B Schwappach
    Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:259-64. 2007
    ..However, little is known about potential patients' preferences for surgical care provision. The aim of this study was to investigate the general public's preferences towards location and other attributes of surgical treatment...
  37. pmc The equivalence of numbers: the social value of avoiding health decline: an experimental Web-based study
    David L B Schwappach
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine University Witten Herdecke, Witten, Germany
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:3. 2002
    ..This experimental study investigates the social value people place on avoiding (further) health decline when directly compared to curative treatments in resource allocation decisions...
  38. ncbi request reprint [The economics of mental health and health care- a blind spot?]
    David L B Schwappach
    Institut für Sucht und Gesundheitsforschung ISGF Zürich
    Neuropsychiatr 21:18-28. 2007
    ..Causes underlying the reservation towards mental disorders in health economics are being discussed and future perspectives are outlined...