Virva Hyttinen

Virva Hyttinen

Researcher, PhD (Health economics)

Research areas: register data pharmaceutical markets health economics

Ongoing projects: Neurogenomics

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Tel. +358 295 519 439

Virva Hyttinen is a researcher at the VATT Institute for Economic Research and at the Department of Health and Social Management at the University of Eastern Finland. At VATT, Virva is working on the Neurogenomics project aimed to study the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diagnostics based on genome-based data on the treatment of advanced neurological disorders. In her doctoral thesis Virva has studied factors related to the use of potentially inappropriate medicine (PIM) by older people and the connection between the use of PIMs and the use and costs of healthcare services by using national register data.

Selected articles

Hyttinen Virva, Jyrkkä Johanna, Saastamoinen Leena K, Vartiainen Anna-Kaisa & Valtonen Hannu. Patient- and health care supply-related factors associated with initiation of potentially inappropriate medication in community-dwelling older adults. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2018 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/bcpt.13096 

Hyttinen Virva, Jyrkkä Johanna, Saastamoinen Leena K, Vartiainen Anna-Kaisa & Valtonen Hannu. The Association of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use on Health Outcomes and Hospital Costs in Community-Dwelling Older Persons: A Longitudinal 12-year Study. The European Journal of Health Economics 2018 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s10198-018-0992-0

Hyttinen Virva, Taipale Heidi, Tolppanen Anna-Maija, Tanskanen Antti, Tiihonen Jari, Hartikainen Sirpa & Valtonen Hannu. Potentially inappropriate medication use and hip fractures in community-dwelling older persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2017, Volume 51, Issue 9, p. 725–734

Hyttinen Virva, Taipale Heidi, Tanskanen Antti, Tiihonen Jari, Tolppanen Anna-Maija, Hartikainen Sirpa & Valtonen Hannu. Risk factors for initiation of potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older persons with and without Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs & Aging 2017, Volume 34, Issue 1, p.67–77

Hyttinen Virva, Jyrkkä Johanna & Valtonen Hannu. A Systematic Review of the impact of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing on Health Care Utilization and Costs among Older Adults. Medical Care 2016, Volume 54, Issue 10, p. 950–964