Department of Geriatric Medicine
Specialised in older medical patients with complex acute and chronic health conditions
The Department of Geriatric Medicine is specialised in treating older medical patients with complex health conditions encompassing multimorbidity, polypharmacy, age-related changes, and physical and/or cognitive problems.
Geriatric in-patients are admitted acutely through the hospital’s Emergency Department, while the geriatric outpatient clinic receives both elective non-acute geriatric patients and sub-acute geriatric patients for clinical assessment and treatment of diseases. The outpatient clinic also comprises a Falls Clinic unit offering systematic assessment and treatment of causes for falling and instability.
AI at the Department of Geriatric Medicine
AI and machine learning compose a very interesting avenue for exploration to help finding smarter ways for health professionals to identify older people at risk of health deterioration.
Following the demographic change, health care systems will be challenged in the years to come by an increasing number of older adults in need of health care and fewer people in the work force. To increase efficiency, AI offers tools for identifying older citizens at risk of acute hospital admission, and initiation of timely preventive measures.
Main research areas
Clinical geriatric medicine and pharmacology in older adults
Prevention of hospital admissions and loss of function
Diagnosis and treatment of falls patients and osteoporosis
Video consultation for follow-up after discharge
Video consultation in the outpatient clinic
Qualitative Research in frail hospitalised older adults
- Ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for geriatrics