Optimising therapy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions in the multimorbid elderly

Research question

The objective of this Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) is to evaluate whether the Systematic Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing (STRIP) including STRIP assistant (STRIPA) implemented by an appropriately qualified team will lead to an improvement in clinical and economic outcomes among patients aged 70 years and more with multimorbidity and polypharmacy.


Project leader Prof. Dr. med. Nicolas Rodondi, BIHAM
Project team

Dr. med. Martin Feller, BIHAM
Stefanie Hossmann, CTU Bern
Nathalie Schwab, University Hospital Bern

 Partner(s) Prof. Dr. med. Sven Streit, BIHAM
PD Dr. med. Sven Trelle, CTU Bern
Petra Zalud, TP21 GMBH
Prof. Matthias Schwenkglenks, University of Basel
Dr. Dimitris Mavridis, Panepistimio Ioanninon
Dr. Anne Rutjes, Universita degli Studi Gabriele D’Annuzio di Chieti-Pescara
 Local principal investigator(s) Prof. Dr. med. Nicolas Rodondi, University Hospital Bern
Prof. Dr. Anne Spinewine, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Prof. Dr. med. Denis O’ Mahony, Cork University Hospital
Dr. Wilma Knol, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht
Study design Cluster randomized controlled trial
Study start
May 2016
 Funder(s) This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634238, and is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 15.0137.
 External link  http://operam-2020.eu/index.php?id=1488