We mainly perform register-based research and clinical intervention studies. Currently, the annual number of publications is 20-30 and number of PhD thesis varies between one and three.

We have expertise in:

  • Register-based research including
    • Modelling of drug exposure from prescription register data
    • Pre-processing and linkage of register data
  • pharmacoepidemiology and drug utilization
  • adverse outcomes associated with drug use
  • healthcare service use and costs, including drug costs
  • epidemiology of diseases related  to older age
  • conducting intervention studies in the aged population, special focus on
    • malnutrition
    • oral health
    • falls

Our research is funded by grants from foundations (such as Finnish Cultural Fund), Social Insurance Institution of Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.