Geriatrics

Patient tailored treatment is one of the major objectives of geriatric medicine. The Department of Geriatrics has developed two research units respectively concerned with Tailored Care in Frail Older Persons and Quality of Drug Utilisation in Older Persons as aspects which necessitate an individualized and patient tailored approach.

These research units, although developed and organized separately, offer a possibility of a mutual complementary approach. Therefore, the Department endeavours to develop a synergism between these research units, whether through conjoint research projects or the close cooperation of independent entities.

Overview of Research Groups

Tailored Care in Frail Older Persons - Research unit

Frail older persons are dependent in many aspects of daily life and also in expressing their concerns. In order to achieve better tailored care, it takes professional healthcare providers to actively get to know the patient in all his/her strengths and needs. read more

 

 

Quality of Drug Utilisation in Older Persons (QDU-OP) - Research Unit 

The QDU-OP focuses on drug utilisation patterns in older patients, screening to identify older patients at risk of drug-related problems, assessment and indicators of inappropriate prescribing, the relationship between drug utilisation and medical needs, and multidisciplinary medical staff organisation and implementation of  improved prescribing policies in older people. read more

International Projects

The department of Geriatrics actively participates in European projects in cooperation with different international partners. 

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