VIRVA HYTTINEN

Postdoctoral Researcher

Effectiveness in health care and social services (health economics)


I am 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. My research topics are primarily related on older people. I have also worked in VATT Institute for Economic Research in Neurogenomics project funded by Academy of Finland, which aimed to study the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of neurogenomic information in routine diagnostics among children and adults with neurological symptoms of suspected genetic cause. I am also interested in implementation research. In MEDIFF project, funded by the Social Insurance Institution, my aim is to study how are the implementation strategies of rational medication use in older people implemented in Finland using register-based data.

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Organization

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

Email

virva.hyttinen@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 346 0798

Keywords

RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF

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