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Virva  Hyttinen

Virva Hyttinen

Senior Researcher

Health economics (tenure track)

Department of Health and Social Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

virva.hyttinen@uef.fi | +358 50 346 0798

0503460798
050 3460798
050 346 0798
+358 50 346 0798
+35850 346 0798
050 3460 798
+358 50 3460 798
+35850 3460 798
+358 50 3460798
+35850 3460798
+358503460798

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-)

Publications

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