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Virva  Hyttinen-Huotari

Virva Hyttinen-Huotari

Senior Researcher

Health economics (tenure track)

Department of Health and Social Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies | +358 50 346 0798

I am a health economist interested in register-based research. In my PhD thesis I studied how potentially inappropriate medications in older people are associated with health care use, costs and mortality. After the dissertation, my research has continued to focus on the older people and medication use, increasingly focused on physicians’ decision-making and system-level implementation evaluation using registry data and quasi-experimental methodsI am a Principal Investigator in two research projects (MEDIFF and GuideGap, both funded by the Social Insurance Institution (SII) of Finland). The MEDIFF evaluates the effectiveness of implementation of strategies for improving rational pharmacotherapy using registry data. The GuideGap is mixed-method research project, which aims to evaluate physicians’ adherence to clinical guidelines generally.

Societal Activities

Finnish Society for Health Economics – member of the board (2022-)


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