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In the headlines: The CHUV and the EPFL are going to study overmedication. The study aims to make drug prescribers and patients react.
According to a survey commissioned by the association “smarter medicine” in 2018, almost 50% of Swiss citizens considered that they or their relatives had already received unnecessary or excessive treatment.
The aim of the LUCID project (Low valUe of Care in medical hospitalized patIents, a national Data stream), which will start on 2 September, is to identify and reduce unnecessary care for hospitalized patients.
As a result of a collaboration between EPFL and CHUV, the project has received two grants – 3.7 million in total – over three years to analyse hospital care data and patient opinions to identify, measure, evaluate and reduce inappropriate care and overmedication.
“We will create a national data stream on the secure BioMedIT platform to study and compare inpatient data from the five Swiss university hospitals,” explains Guillaume Obozinski. “It will also be possible to explore new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to study this data and extract useful information for patient treatment.”
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