Journal Articles


Nina Stoller, Maria M Wertli, Tabea M Zaugg et al. Regional variation of hysterectomy for benign uterine diseases in Switzerland. PLoS One. 2020.

Agne Ulyte, Wenjia Wei, Holger Dressel et al. Variation of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer screening activity in Switzerland: Influence of insurance, policy and guidelines. PLoS One. 2020.

Wenjia Wei, Oliver Gruebner, Viktor von Wyl et al. Exploring geographic variation of and influencing factors for utilization of four diabetes management measures in Swiss population using claims data. BMJ Open Diabetics Research and Care. 2020.


Ueli Zellweger, Christoph Junker, Matthias Bopp et al. Cause of death coding in Switzerland: evaluation based on a nationwide individual linkage of mortality and hospital in-patient records. Population Health Metrics. 2019.


Claudia Scheuter, Maria M Wertli, Alan G Haynes et al. Unwarranted regional variation in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in Switzerland: A population-based small area variation analysis. PLoS One. 2018.

Radoslaw Panczak, Viktor von Wyl, Oliver Reich et al. Death at no cost? Persons with no health insurance claims in the last year of life in Switzerland. BMC Health Services Research. 2018.

Anita Feller, Kurt Schmidlin, Andrea Bordoni et al. Socioeconomic and demographic inequalities in stage at diagnosis and survival among colorectal cancer patients: evidence from a Swiss population-based study. Cancer Medicine. 2018.


Wertli, M. M., Reich, O., Signorell, A., et al. Changes over time in prescription practices of pain medications in Switzerland between 2006 and 2013: an analysis of insurance claims. BMC Health Services Research. 2017.

Ronca, E., Scheel-Sailer, A., Koch, H. G., Gemperli A. Health care utilization in persons with spinal cord injury: part 2-determinants, geographic variation and comparison with the general population. Spinal Cord. 2017.


Luta X, Panczak R, Maessen M, Egger M, et al. Dying among older adults in Switzerland: who dies in hospital, who dies in a nursing home? BMC Palliative Care. 2016

Panczak R, Luta X, Maessen M, et al. Regional Variation of Cost of Care in the Last 12 Months of Life in Switzerland: Small-Area Analysis Using Insurance Claims Data. Med Care. 2016


Berlin C, Busato A, Rosemann T, Djalali S, Maessen M. Avoidable hospitalizations in Switzerland: a small area analysis on regional variation, density of physicians, hospital supply and rurality. BMC Health Services Research 2014.


Abel T, Hofmann K, Schori D. Social and regional variations in health status and health behaviours among Swiss young adults. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013.


Camenzind PA. Explaining regional variations in health care utilization between Swiss cantons using panel econometric models. BMC Health Services Research. 2012.

Reich O, Weins C, Schusterschitz C, Thoni M. Exploring the disparities of regional health care expenditures in Switzerland: some empirical evidence. European Journal of Health Economics. 2012.


Busato A, Matter P, Künzi B, Goodman DC. 2010. Supply sensitive services in Swiss ambulatory care: an analysis of basic health insurance records for 2003-2007. BMC Health Services Research. 2010.

Ess S, Savidan A, Frick H, Rageth C, Vlastos G, Lutolf U, et al. Geographic variation in breast cancer care in Switzerland. Cancer Epidemiology. 2010.


Busato A, Matter P, Künzi B. 2009. Factors related to treatment intensity in Swiss primary care. BMC Health Services Research. 2009.

Widmer M, Matter P, Staub L, Schoeni-Affolter F, Busato A. Regional variation in orthopedic surgery in Switzerland. Health & Place. 2009.


Busato A, Kunzi B, Busato A, Kunzi B. Primary care physician supply and other key determinants of health care utilisation: the case of Switzerland. BMC Health Services Research. 2008.


Matter-Walstra K, Widmer M, Busato A. Analysis of patient flows for orthopedic procedures using small area analysis in Switzerland. BMC Health Services Research. 2006.


Luthi J-C, McClellan WM, Flanders WD, et al. Variations in the quality of care of patients with acute myocardial infarction among Swiss university hospitals. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2005.

Tempest, V., Higgs, G., McDonald, K., et al. A pilot study of spatial patterns in referrals to a multicentre cancer genetics service. Community Genetics. 2005.


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