Meikirch model applied

person centered and based on science

When applied to the healthcare system the Meikirch model will improve health of the people and simultaneously reduce healthcare costs. This is the author’s hypothesis based on the work they did and published in the year 2016 and 2017.

Promotion of Person Centered Health

In countries with a well-developed healthcare system the Meikirch model may protect people from medicine, specifically from the trap of excessive technology.

Promotion of Self-Responsibility

In countries with difficult social and environmental circumstances the Meikirch model can suggest measures that can improve health of the people. This proposal has already been tested in the Indian State of Odisha. Tribal villagers instructed about the Meikirch model understood that health is not only a fate, but lies in part in their own hands. Thereafter health behavior of inhabitants improved impressively. Today most residents dispose of latrines, have almost all children vaccinated, follow mother-child care conscientiously and many prevent malnutrition.

The European Society for Person Centered Healthcare finds that as a result of scientific advances medicine has in part become “dehumanized”. It proposes that medicine should be refocused and places the person of patients in the center.


In the Indian state of Odisha the Meikirch-model has become implemented: Description in an article

Two women getting water in a seven meter deep well.

Clean water taken from a seven meters deep well.

Indian Webpage about the Meikirch model.