Meikirch model

A new scientifically sound concept of health



Bircher J.
Meikirch model: new definition of health as hypothesis to fundamentally improve healthcare delivery
Integrated Healthcare Journal 2020;2:e000046. doi:10.1136/ihj-2020-000046


Bircher J.
Driving Forward A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare: The Meikirch Model


Bircher J. und Hahn E. G.
The Meikirch Model as a Conceptual Framework for Person Centered Healthcare
European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 2017 Vol 5 Issue 2.   pdf


Bircher J. und Hahn E. G.
Will the Meikirch Model, a New Framework for Health, Induce a Paradigm Shift in Healthcare?
Cureus 9(3): e1081. DOI 10.7759/cureus.1081      pdf


Samal S, Mohanti D, Born E, Bircher J.
Teaching of health with the Meikirch model to indigenous people improves their health-supporting behavior: A pilot study
Med J DY Patil Univ 2017;10:17-20.    pdf

Comment by Borker S.
Teaching of health with Meikirch model
Med J DY Patil Univ 2017;10:20-1.    pdf


Bircher J. and Hahn E. G.
“Multimorbidity” as the manifestation of network disturbances. From nosology to the Meikirch model
J. Eval. Clin. Pract. 2016; 1–3     pdf


Bircher J. and Hahn E. G.
Applying a complex adaptive system’s understanding of health to primary care
F1000Research 2016, 5:1672     pdf


Bircher J. and Hahn E. G.
Understanding the nature of health: New perspectives for medicine and public health. Improved wellbeing at lower costs
F1000Research 2016, 5:167 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7849.1)     pdf


Bircher J. and Kuruvilla S.
Defining health by addressing individual, social, and environmental determinants: New opportunities for health care and public health
Journal of Public Health Policy (2014) 35,363-368.     pdf


Bircher J. and  Wehkamp K.-H.
Health Care Needs Need to Be Focused on Health
Health 2011, 3: 378-382      pdf


Bircher J.
Towards a Dynamic Definition of Health and Disease
Medicine Health Care and Philosophy 2005, 8:335-341     pdf


Sturmberg J. P. and Bircher J
Better and fulfilling healthcare at lower costs: The need to manage health systems as complex adaptive systems
F1000 Research 2019, 8:789


Sturmberg J.P., Picard M., Aron D. C. et al.
Health and Disease—Emergent States Resulting from Adaptive Social and Biological Network Interactions
Front Med 2019 6:59


Eine silberne Medaille, in der Mitte das Logo ESPCH und die Umrisse von Europa und Asien, rundherum die Schrift: European Society for Person Centered Healthcare

At the third annual meeting of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare Johannes Bircher received the Senior Vice-President’s Medal.

Zeugnis zur Medaille mit dem ESPCH-Logo und dem Text: Senior Vice-President's Medal, Professor Johannes Bircher