Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology (IPSUM)

Our research focus is to promote correct use of medicines at individual and societal level.

IPSUM Research Group September 2020 (edited from the first teams-meeting)

By combining clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacoepidemiology research, we focus on Identification and Prevention of SUboptimal use of Medicines on patient- and societal level. In addition, we explore patterns of medicine use associated to age and gender in patients and prescribers. Furthermore, we study possible beneficial outcomes from interdisciplinary collaboration between pharmacists and other health care professionals. 

Our resent projects has documented:

  • Suboptimal patient outcomes after non-compliance to hospital guidelines on antibacterial therapy 
  • Improper prescribing to the elderly
  • A large proportion of patients with coronary artery disease do not achieve the therapeutic goals
  • Up to 80% of drug lists in hospitals are incorrect
  • High prevalence of drug-related problems
  • Low quality of information of medicine use after hospital discharge
  • Unnecessary use of dietary supplements 
  • Hormonal contraceptive use and association to nose carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Low dose naltrexone and concomitant use of other medicines