Fact boxes on medical measures

Benefits and Risks

Do you have any questions? We are pleased to advise you:
+41 41 228 09 94

During a preventive check-up, it can happen that a finding must first be clarified in detail before your doctor can make a clear diagnosis. This, understandably, creates uncertainty and anxiety. In such circumstances, it is not easy to have to decide for certain medical measures.

Is the health benefit greater than the risks associated with the procedure or examination?

This important question should be answered in order be able to make a good decision about the next treatment step and, subsequently, to prevent unnecessary or even harmful measures.

In order to be able to assess the quality of the diagnosis and the sensible application of medical measures, there must be scientifically verifiable evidence of their benefits and effectiveness. This so-called evidence-based medicine also takes into account the practical experience of doctors and patients.

We provide fact boxes with scientifically founded information to support you, and for you to use as a basis for your decision, before certain medical measures. They are written in understandable language and show the benefits and risks of various treatments and examinations in a transparent and comparative way.

Your guides:

Your checklists:

Further information:

Fact boxes provide scientifically substantiated health information. Benefits and risks of a treatment are compared transparently and comprehensibly. This makes them a valuable decision-making aid.

Fact boxes are designed to help you avoid medical examinations and treatments where the benefits are not proven, or the risks are greater than the benefits. They increase the quality necessary when making a diagnosis and applying medical measures, while at the same time helping to prevent unnecessary costs.

There are fact boxes for a few selected medical treatments, screenings or medication applications such as:
  • Check-ups
  • Screenings for the early detection of cancer (colon, breast, prostate, lung, uterine, and skin cancer)

  • Cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, lipo-metabolic disorder, abdominal aortic aneurysm)

  • Measures for knee osteoarthritis

  • Imaging in the event of back pain

  • Health and addictive behaviours (weight, smoking, alcohol, sleep)

  • Various vaccinations (measles, rubella, flu, ticks)

  • Antibiotics prescription

Further information:

Give us your feedback: What experiences have you had with the CONCORDIA Health Compass? Do you have questions about using it?
What suggestions do you have for us? Or maybe you didn't find what you were looking for?
Call us on +41 41 228 09 94. Or write your message to healthcompass@concordia.ch.

We would be happy to provide further assistance.