Disease management programmes include medical care, personal support and a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. The key factor is that you, as the person affected, have an active role in the treatment team. You receive in-depth advice on issues such as nutrition, exercise and all-round wellbeing.
It has been shown that lifestyle changes (e.g. changing one's diet or taking exercise) can have a positive impact on how an illness develops and can significantly improve the quality of life of patients. Participation in the programme is voluntary. The treatment costs will be covered by SWICA in accordance with the Federal Health Insurance Act (KVG).
The individual treatment elements, test results and treatment outcomes are documented and regularly evaluated with you. Your treatment plan may then be modified if necessary.
For diabetes sufferer Carmen Götschi, simply eating what she likes has been an impossibility for almost 20 years. And even though she sticks to her nutrition and exercise programme, things don’t always run according to plan. However, thanks to the disease management programme she receives targeted assistance.
Disease management: read Carmen Götschi’s story (only in German)
SWICA is also active in diabetes prevention in order to stop diabetes from developing in the first place.
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The interim analysis by the CHSG, which was conducted in 2018, confirms that telehealthcare has a very positive effect on the quality of life and satisfaction among COPD patients. Furthermore, the interim analysis showed a reduction of the hospitalisation rate and associated costs of COPD treatment among patients receiving telemedical treatment.
Source: Clinical interim analysis of the CHSG (PDF)
A 2021 study demonstrates the success of structured diabetes treatments. The Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG) at the ZHAW has evaluated the care concept for diabetics. The results indicate that the care concept can improve treatment quality and reduce upward cost pressures.Information on the study can be found here (in German)
What our partners have to say
We encourage our customers to stay healthy with regularly published lists of courses and training opportunities, because that's where integrated care starts for our doctors’ network. Dr Urs Keller, CEO, PizolCare Sargans
The patient is the focus of attention and plays an active role in the treatment team. We work together to achieve high treatment quality and patient satisfaction. Dr Marc Jungi, Deputy CEO Sanacare AG
Our job is to give patients the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy a high quality of life on a day-to-day basis. Dr Adrian Rohrbasser, Medbase Wil
Keeping active despite a chronic illness often requires an effort of will. But exercising regularly leads to a better quality of life, which means you get more out of life in general. Cornelia Caviglia, Physiotherapist MSc, Medbase Zurich Löwenstrasse