P Bovier

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Use of tobacco and alcohol by Swiss primary care physicians: a cross-sectional survey
    Paul Sebo
    Department of Community and Primary Care Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 7:5. 2007
  2. ncbi Importance of patients' perceptions and general practitioners' recommendations in understanding missed opportunities for immunisations in Swiss adults
    P A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Micheli du Crest, 1211 14, Geneva, Switzerland
    Vaccine 19:4760-7. 2001
  3. pmc Cost-consciousness among Swiss doctors: a cross-sectional survey
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:72. 2005
  4. ncbi Swiss primary care physicians reporting of utility and use of recommended vaccinations for adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:192-9. 2005
  5. ncbi [Quality care in primary care: the importance of patients' reports]
    P Bovier
    Policlinique de médecine, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2176-81. 2006
  6. ncbi Interchangeability and tolerability of a virosomal and an aluminum-adsorbed hepatitis A vaccine
    Patrick A Bovier
    Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Vaccine 23:2424-9. 2005
  7. ncbi Self-reported management of pain in hospitalized patients: link between process and outcome
    Patrick A Bovier
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Am J Med 117:569-74. 2004
  8. pmc Stress from uncertainty from graduation to retirement--a population-based study of Swiss physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Medical Outpatient Clinic, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 22:632-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Adherence to recommended standards of diabetes care by Swiss primary care physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:173-81. 2007
  10. ncbi Perceived stress, internal resources, and social support as determinants of mental health among young adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 13:161-70. 2004

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Use of tobacco and alcohol by Swiss primary care physicians: a cross-sectional survey
    Paul Sebo
    Department of Community and Primary Care Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 7:5. 2007
    ..To study the situation in Switzerland, data of a national survey were analysed to determine the prevalence of smoking and alcohol drinking among primary care physicians...
  2. ncbi Importance of patients' perceptions and general practitioners' recommendations in understanding missed opportunities for immunisations in Swiss adults
    P A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Micheli du Crest, 1211 14, Geneva, Switzerland
    Vaccine 19:4760-7. 2001
    ..Interventions designed to increase vaccination coverage in adults must help providers incorporate immunisation in routine health care...
  3. pmc Cost-consciousness among Swiss doctors: a cross-sectional survey
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:72. 2005
    ..Many decisions regarding medical tests and treatments are influenced by factors other than the expected benefit to the patient, including the doctor's demographic characteristics and concerns about cost and income...
  4. ncbi Swiss primary care physicians reporting of utility and use of recommended vaccinations for adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:192-9. 2005
    ..To determine how recommended vaccinations in adults are perceived and used by primary care physicians in Switzerland...
  5. ncbi [Quality care in primary care: the importance of patients' reports]
    P Bovier
    Policlinique de médecine, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2176-81. 2006
    ..Following this project, several changes have been made to improve aspects of care that were problematic...
  6. ncbi Interchangeability and tolerability of a virosomal and an aluminum-adsorbed hepatitis A vaccine
    Patrick A Bovier
    Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Vaccine 23:2424-9. 2005
    ..Six-year follow-up data did not reveal any significant differences between the vaccination groups...
  7. ncbi Self-reported management of pain in hospitalized patients: link between process and outcome
    Patrick A Bovier
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Am J Med 117:569-74. 2004
    ..Hospitalized patients commonly experience pain. We investigated the association between patients' reported use of recommended pain management practices and overall pain relief...
  8. pmc Stress from uncertainty from graduation to retirement--a population-based study of Swiss physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Medical Outpatient Clinic, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 22:632-8. 2007
    ..Uncertainty shapes many decisions made by physicians everyday. Uncertainty and physicians' inability to handle it may result in substandard care and unexplained variations in patterns of care...
  9. ncbi Adherence to recommended standards of diabetes care by Swiss primary care physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:173-81. 2007
    ..To assess adherence to recommended standards of diabetes care by Swiss primary care physicians...
  10. ncbi Perceived stress, internal resources, and social support as determinants of mental health among young adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 13:161-70. 2004
    ..While psychiatric morbidity of populations has been studied extensively, the role of perceived stress, social support, and internal resources as determinant of health is still poorly understood...
  11. ncbi Long-term immunogenicity of an inactivated virosome hepatitis A vaccine
    P A Bovier
    Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Med Virol 68:489-93. 2002
    ..According to this model, 95% of the volunteers should have anti-HAV titres above the minimum protective threshold for 20 years or more following immunisation with two doses of this aluminium-free vaccine...
  12. ncbi Predictors of work satisfaction among physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, and Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 13:299-305. 2003
    ..In this study, a brief work satisfaction questionnaire was developed, its validity was assessed, and it was used to examine the determinants of work-related satisfaction among a sample of Swiss physicians...
  13. ncbi Patterns of use of ambulatory mental health services in a universal care setting
    P A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1515-20. 2001
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  14. ncbi Brief scales for measurement of functional social support and psychological resources in French-speaking adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Soz Praventivmed 47:298-306. 2002
    ..Psychological resources and social support are important determinants of health, but brief and validated scales measuring these dimensions in French are lacking...
  15. ncbi Determinants of postconflict symptoms in Albanian Kosovars
    Ariel Eytan
    Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:664-71. 2004
    ..The results suggest that responding to medium-term and long-term mental health consequences of conflict is a necessary task for the global rehabilitation of health care systems in a war devastated country...
  16. pmc Improving communication between physicians and patients who speak a foreign language
    Alexander Bischoff
    Quality of Care Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Br J Gen Pract 53:541-6. 2003
    ..Communication between physicians and patients is particularly challenging when patients do not speak the local language (in Switzerland, they are known as allophones)...
  17. ncbi Importance of lifestyle counselling by primary care physicians for diabetic patients
    Paul Sebo
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:566-73. 2006
    ..To identify diabetic patients' characteristics and medical care factors associated with recommended glycaemic control (HbA(1c) < or =7%)...
  18. ncbi Immunogenicity and safety of a virosomal hepatitis A vaccine in HIV-positive patients
    L Loutan
    Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Vaccine 25:6310-2. 2007
    ..In conclusion, Epaxal can be considered an immunogenic and safe hepatitis A vaccine in HIV-positive patients...
  19. ncbi [Initial management of hypertension in a primary care service]
    P Nardo
    Service d endocrinologie, diabétologie et nutrition, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2024-6, 2029-34. 2006
    ..The assessment of diabetes or dyslipidemia and the search for target organ damage are not systematically done, even in case of high blood pressure values (grade I-III)...
  20. pmc What doctors think about the impact of managed care tools on quality of care, costs, autonomy, and relations with patients
    Marie Deom
    University Hospitals of Geneva, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:331. 2010
    ..We assessed doctors' opinions about the expected impact of eight managed care tools on quality of care, control of health care costs, professional autonomy and relations with patients...
  21. doi Predicted 30-year protection after vaccination with an aluminum-free virosomal hepatitis A vaccine
    Patrick A Bovier
    Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Med Virol 82:1629-34. 2010
    ..Further studies are necessary to assess the real duration of seroprotection and whether an additional booster is necessary later...
  22. ncbi Medical researchers evaluate their methodological skills
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1323-9. 2004
    ..Clinical epidemiology and statistics skills of clinical researchers are often limited. We assessed methodological skills of medical researchers and identified factors associated with higher skill levels...
  23. ncbi Transcultural validity of a structured diagnostic interview to screen for major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder among refugees
    Ariel Eytan
    Adult Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Chene Bourg, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:723-8. 2007
    ..These characteristics remained stable despite cultural differences and use of interpreters. This instrument could be used for systematic screening of MDE and PTSD in refugees from various origins...
  24. ncbi Screening for major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder among asylum seekers: adapting a standardized instrument to the social and cultural context
    Sophie Durieux-Paillard
    Migrant Health Centre, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Can J Psychiatry 51:587-97. 2006
    ..To adapt the PTSD and MDE sections of a validated psychiatric diagnostic instrument, we used the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) during an initial health assessment into a primary care facility for asylum seekers...
  25. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder and the use of general health services in postwar Kosovo
    Ariel Eytan
    Division of Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 19:57-67. 2006
    ..Our results underline the importance of taking into account PTSD when restoring health services in postwar countries...
  26. ncbi Physicians' attitudes toward health care rationing
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Med Decis Making 22:65-70. 2002
    ..In this study, the authors sought to understand the position of Swiss physicians toward rationing using a previously developed rationing scenario...
  27. ncbi Screening of mental disorders in asylum-seekers from Kosovo
    Ariel Eytan
    Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Belle Idee, 2 Chemin du Petit Bel Air 1225 Geneva, Switzerland
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:499-503. 2002
    ..To determine how the use of trained and ad hoc interpreters during a medical screening interview affects referral to medical and psychiatric care...
  28. ncbi Language barriers between nurses and asylum seekers: their impact on symptom reporting and referral
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:503-12. 2003
    ..These results suggest the importance of addressing language barriers in primary care centres in order to adequately detect and refer traumatised refugees. To address this problem, the use of professional interpreters is recommended...
  29. ncbi Health and happiness in young Swiss adults
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 13:171-8. 2004
    ..To explore whether self-reported happiness is associated with mental and physical health status among young adults...
  30. ncbi Card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis (CATT) end-dilution titer and cerebrospinal fluid cell count as predictors of human African Trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma brucei gambiense) among serologically suspected individuals in southern Sudan
    Francois Chappuis
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Swiss Section, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:313-7. 2004
    ..In conclusion, treatment with pentamidine should be considered for all serologically suspected individuals with a CATT-P end-dilution titer >/= 1:16 in areas of a moderate to high prevalence of HAT...
  31. ncbi Eflornithine is safer than melarsoprol for the treatment of second-stage Trypanosoma brucei gambiense human African trypanosomiasis
    Francois Chappuis
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Infect Dis 41:748-51. 2005
    ..2 and experienced significantly fewer cutaneous and neurological adverse effects than did patients who were treated with melarsoprol in 2001 and 2002 (n = 708)...
  32. ncbi Nutrient intake and performance during a mountain marathon: an observational study
    Maaike Kruseman
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 94:151-7. 2005
    ..As causal relationship cannot be proven with this cross-sectional design, non-compliance with intake recommendations requires additional experimental research on the impact of nutrient intake on field performance...
  33. ncbi Nonresponse bias in a survey of patient perceptions of hospital care
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Care 43:374-80. 2005
    ..Incomplete participation is of particular concern for surveys of patient perceptions of care because patients who have negative opinions may be least likely to participate...
  34. pmc Patient reports of undesirable events during hospitalization
    Thomas Agoritsas
    Quality of Care Service, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 20:922-8. 2005
    ..Thus far, incident reporting in health care has relied on health professionals. However, patients too may be able to signal the occurrence of undesirable events...
  35. ncbi Personal use of medical care and drugs among Swiss primary care physicians
    Martin Schneider
    Medical Outpatient Clinic, Department of Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:121-6. 2007
    ..To measure medical care and pharmaceutical drug use among Swiss primary care physicians and its determinants...
  36. ncbi Recent advances with a virosomal hepatitis A vaccine
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community and Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 8:1177-85. 2008
    ..Epaxal, a virosomal vaccine against hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, has been in use for nearly 15 years, especially among at-risk adults. Recent studies have shown that it is also a potent vaccine for children...
  37. doi Reliability of doctors' anthropometric measurements to detect obesity
    Paul Sebo
    Division of Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Prev Med 47:389-93. 2008
    ..To evaluate the reliability of anthropometric measurements (weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist and hip circumferences (WC; HC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)) performed by doctors to assess obesity...
  38. doi Prevalence of burnout among Swiss cancer clinicians, paediatricians and general practitioners: who are most at risk?
    Flavia Arigoni
    Division of Oncology, Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, CH 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Support Care Cancer 17:75-81. 2009
    ..However, little is known about differences across medical specialties and the importance of work characteristics...
  39. doi Epaxal: a virosomal vaccine to prevent hepatitis A infection
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community and Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Expert Rev Vaccines 7:1141-50. 2008
    ..Recent studies in children have demonstrated that Epaxal Junior is also an excellent HAV vaccine for mass vaccination programs...
  40. doi Doctor-patient gender concordance and patient satisfaction in interpreter-mediated consultations: an exploratory study
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 15:1-5. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the effect of gender in consultations with foreign language-speaking patients and in interpreter-mediated consultations...
  41. ncbi Impact of snake bites and determinants of fatal outcomes in southeastern Nepal
    Sanjib K Sharma
    Department of Medicine, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:234-8. 2004
    ..Public health interventions should focus on improving victims' rapid access to anti-snake venom serum by promoting immediate and fast transport to adequate treatment centers, particularly for bites occurring at night...