Bios of Current Members

Fredrik Sjöstrand, MD, PhD
Senior Researcher

email fredrik.sjostrand(at)

Dr. Sjöstrand is an emergency physician and is trained in geriatrics with special emphasis on palliative care. Prior to entering the interRAI organization Dr. Sjöstrand did research on fluid balance and pain management. He presented his thesis at Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005.

With his ambition to put more focus on the acute care of the elderly he was the Swedish PI of the interRAI ED Screener project in 2009–2010 and will continue to work for an expansion of the use of especially the ED and interRAI Acute Care (AC) instruments in Sweden through national and international collaboration. The Swedish government decided in 2010 to do a mapping of all published and valid instruments used for acute care of the elderly and Fredrik was assigned as an expert to this task group governed by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The results will be published in 2013.

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