Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology (IPSUM)

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

By combining clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacoepidemiology research, we focus on Identification and Prevention of SUboptimal use of Medicines at patient- and societal level. In addition, we explore patterns of medicine use associated to age and sex 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:

  • Improved patient outcomes after compliance to guidelines on antibacterial treatment of community acquired pneumonia
  • 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
  • Antibiotic consumption over the last years in children under 3 years is more pronounced in municipalities where higher proportions of the inhabitants have education above secondary school
  • Macula layer thickness is associated to cardivascular risk factors