Polypharmacy in chronic diseases

Reduction of Inappropriate Medication and Adverse drug events in elderly populations by electronic Decision Support


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany

Located in the midst of the dynamic, hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with its 20 faculties, RUB’s disciplinary institutional units, is home to 5,600 employees and over 41,000 students from 130 countries. All the great scientific disciplines are united on one compact campus.

The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st Century. Almost all courses are offered as Bachelor and Master degree programs. Our Research School is an international college for structured doctoral research in the life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, the humanities and social sciences. Interfaculty and interdisciplinary Research Departments, which are mutually, nationally and internationally networked, sharpen the profile of the RUB.

The Department for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, DMIBE of the Medical Faculty - Bochum University, has longstanding experience in the design, data management and analysis of large-scale clinical and epidemiological studies, such as the German epidemiological trial on ankle brachial index (getABI), the German acupuncture trials (gerac) or as a member of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group (EBCTCG).

Trampisch, Hans J, Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. is since 1988 Full Professor and director of the Department for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology. He is graduated in Mathematic. His research fields are methodology of clinical and epidemiological trials and methodology of diagnostic and screening tests.

Klaaßen-Mielke, Renate, Dipl.-Stat. is research fellow at the Department for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology.