Multimorbidity and Complexity Research Group

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Multimorbidität und Polypharmazie und der Einfluss auf die Ernährung

Fischer. K., Battegay, E., Holzer, B.M.

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About

Centre

We conduct interdisciplinary research to support clinical and nonclinical decision makers involved in the management of multimorbid patients.

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People

Our research combines the knowledge and perspectives of medical clinicians, data scientists, psychologists, and engineers from biomedicine, computer graphics and computer linguistics.

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Objectives

We aim to provide knowledge and tools to aid decision making in multimorbidity management, complexity, uncertainty and risk.

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Multimorbidity

Who is multimorbid

Individuals with complex interactions between multiple acute and chronic medical conditions.

Scale of multimorbidity

20–30% of the Swiss population and ca. 80% of patients in city hospitals are multimorbid.

Impact of multimorbidity

Multimorbidity can place a very heavy burden on patients, lead to high utilization of health service resources, and generate substantial health care costs.

Clinical Management

Depending on the severity and complexity of multiple conditions, a patient's unique combination of diseases and treatment options, benefits and risks needs to be carefully managed.

Research

Main Research Areas

We have two complementary areas of research that use different data sources and methods.

Multimorbidity Health Analytics

We apply data scientific methods such as machine learning, visual analytics and medical informatics to healthcare data that is accumulated during healthcare delivery of hospitalized patients.

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Health Decision Science

We focus on clinical decision-making, risk assessment and communication under real world conditions of complexity, uncertainty and competing demands in the clinical management of multimorbid patients.

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These areas of research enable us to generate clinically meaningful insights and knowledge about multimorbidity and its clinical management from different perspectives. They also provide real world evidence with which to identify opportunities and test ways to improve management of multimorbid patients.

Publications

Latent: a flexible data collection tool to research human behaviour in the context of web navigation

Cepeda, C., Tonet, R., Noronha Osorio, D

2019

Decrypting the Electrophysiological Individuality of the Human Brain: Identification of Individuals Based on Resting-State EEG Activity

Valizadeh, S.A., Riener, R., Elmer, S., et al.

2019

Management of hyperglycaemia in persons with non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus

Tatalovic, M., Lehmann, R., Cheetham, M.

2019

Predicting Response Uncertainty in Online Surveys: A Proof of Concept

Dias, M., Cepeda, C., Rindlisbacher, D.

2019

Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in Fabry Disease

Ersözlü, S., Huynh-Do, U., Canaan-Kühl, S., et al.

2018

Mehrfach komplex erkrankt: Welche Weichenstellungen sind für eine gute Versorgung nötig?

Battegay, E., und Zeltner, T

2018

Mouse Tracking Measures and Movement Patterns with Application for Online Surveys

Cepeda. C., Rodrigues, J., Camila Dias, M., et al.

2018

Multimorbidität und Polypharmazie und der Einfluss auf die Ernährung

Fischer. K., Battegay, E., Holzer, B.M.

2018

Quantification of the Voicescape: A Person-centric Approach to Describing Real-life Behaviour Patterns

Londral, A., Demiray, B. and Cheetham, M

2018

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and Beyond

Cheetham, M.

2018

What makes internal medicine attractive for the millennial generation?

Cribari, M., Holzer, B.M., Battegay, E., et al.

2018

Assessing adherence to multiple medications and in daily life among patients with multimorbidity

Inauen, J., Bierbauer W, Lüscher J, et al.

2017

Choosing Wisely – An international and multimorbid perspective

Battegay E., Cheetham, M.

2017

Chronic Pain: How Challenging Are DDIs in the Analgesic Treatment of Inpatients with Multiple Chronic Conditions?

Siebenhuener, K., Eschmann, E., Kienast, A., et al.

2017

Editorial: The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond

Cheetham, M.

2017

Evidence-based design recommendations for prevalence studies on multimorbidity: improving comparability of estimates

Holzer, B. M., Siebenhuener, K., Bopp, M., & Minder, C. E.

2017

Health Behavior Change in Older Adults

Bierbauer, W., Inauen, J., Schaefer, S., et al.

2017

Multimorbiditätsmanagement im Alltagsdilemma

Battegay E., Cheetham, M., Holzer, B.M., et al.

2017

The frequent and underrecognised co-occurrence of acute exacerbated COPD and depression warrants screening: a systematic review

Lecheler, L., Richter, M., Franzen, D.P., et al.

2017

The Multimorbidity Interaction Severity Index (MISI): A proof of concept study

Gassmann, D., Cheetham, M., Siebenhüner, K., et al.

2017

Zunehmende Multimorbidität im Krankheitsspektrum einer alternden Gesellschaft

Holzer, B.M., und Saller, R.

2017

Automated Detection of Mind Wandering: A Mobile Application

Cheetham. M., Cepeda, C., & Gamboa, H.

2016

Determinants of diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in patients with fever of unknown origin

Pereira, A.M., Husmann, L., Sah, B.R., et al.

2016

Multimorbide Patienten: mehrfach erkrankt, mehrfach therapiert. Eine Herausforderung durch Interaktionen

Siebenhuener, K., Meindl-Fridez, C., Holzer, B.M., et al.

2016

Navigating the geography of mortality--towards a GPS for Public Health Policy

Battegay, E.

2016

Prospective and retrospective memory are differentially related to self-rated omission and commission errors in medication adherence in multimorbidity

Ihle, A., Inauen, J., Scholz, U., et al.

2016

Tracing the decision-making process of physicians with a Decision Process Matrix

Hausmann, D., Zulian, C., Battegay, E., et al.

2016

Gastrointestinal bleeding and anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs: systemtatic search for clinical practice guidelines

Gutermann, I.K., Niggemeier, V., Zimmerli, L.U., et al.

2015

Editorial: Quality of life in multimorbidity

Martin, M., Battegay, E., Röcke, C

2014

Multimorbidity and Quality of Preventive Care in Swiss University Primary Care Cohorts

Streit, S., da Costa, B.R., Bauer, D.C., et al.

2014

Overcoming cut-off restrictions in multimorbidity prevalence estimates

Holzer, B.M., Siebenhuener, K., Bopp, M., et al.

2014

Therapeutic conflicts in emergency department patients with multimorbidity: a cross-sectional study

Markun, S., Holzer, B.M., Rodak, R., et al.

2014

Age- and gender-related prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care

Rizza, A., Kaplan, V., Senn, O., et al.

2013

Multimorbidity and chronic diseases increasingly shape the daily routine of physicians

Battegay, E.

2013

The better the medicine, the more chronic and multiple morbidity patients....?

Battegay, E.

2013

Prevalence of multimorbidity in medical inpatients

Schneider, F., Kaplan, V., Rodak, R., et al.

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