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Sven Streit

Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM), Switzerland

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Academic Background
PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent, MSc or equivalent
Short Bio
Prof Sven Streit, MD, MSc PhD, is a practicing general practitioner (GP) in a rural community (Konolfingen) and Extraordinarius Professor in Primary Care at the University of Bern. In addition to seeing patients, he shares the responsibility to organize the Master program for pharmacist and conducts research into interprofessional primary care. He also promotes the GP specialty to young doctors, e.g., through the postgraduate GP training program of the Canton of Bern and together with Insel Gruppe AG the “Berner Curriculum für Allgemeine Innere Medizin” ( He actively teaches medical students, nurses, residents and young GPs. Prof Streit is past-president of the Swiss Organisation of Young GPs (JHaS, and served as chair of the European Organisation of Young GPs (VdGM, and chairs the committee to promote general internal medicine of SGAIM ( Prof Streit was promoted to medical doctor (MD) and Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent) at University of Bern, is board-certified in General Internal Medicine, and trained in epidemiology (MSc) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ( and at Leiden University ( in the Netherlands (PhD). He leads international collaborative research projects (he is the PI of the OPTICA and LESS study and others) and represents Switzerland in the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN,

Published Abstracts 10

Higher all-cause mortality and accelerated cognitive decline in oldest-old with low blood pressure and antihypertensive treatment – results from a population-based Dutch cohort study

Sven Streit, Rosalinde Poortvliet, Jacobijn Gussekloo

Presented on 20/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.

Influence of patient characteristics on GPs advice on stopping statins in oldest-old: survey study across GPs from 30 countries.

Milly Anna Altena-Van Der Ploeg, Sven Streit, Nettie Blankenstein, Erna Beers, Arthur Bohnen, Daiana Bonfim, Huib Burger, Robert Burman, Tuz Canan, Claire Collins, Fabio Gazelato De Mello Franco, Margot De Waal, Biljana Gerasimovska-Kitanovska, Sandra Gintere, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Kathryn Hoffmann, Claudia Iftode, Kasper Johansen, Tuomas Koskela, Donata Kurpas, Hubert Maisonneuve, Christan Mallen, Christoph Merlo, Yolanda Müller, Christiane Muth, Martin Sattler, Sanda K Peštić, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Nicolas Rodondi, Thomas Rosemann, Tjard Schermer, Marija Petek Šter, Zuzana Švadlenková, Athina Tatsioni, Hans Thulesius, Victoria Tkachenko, Péter Torzsa, Rosy Tsopra, Bert Vaes, Marjan Van Den Akker, Rita Viegas, Shlomo Vinker, Katharine Wallis, Andreas Zeller, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Rosalinde Poortvliet

Presented on 20/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.

Are your patients on polypharmacy willing to deprescribe? A suggestion for an international comparative study

Katharina Tabea Jungo, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Emily Reeve, Sven Streit

Presented on 06/10/2018 at the 87th EGPRN Meeting.

From practice employee to (co-)owner: Young Swiss general practitioners predict their future careers. A cross-sectional survey

Luzia Gisler, Marius Bachofner, Cora Nina Moser-Bucher, Nathalie Scherz, Sven Streit

Presented on 11/05/2018 at the 86th EGPRN Meeting.

Bringing together older multimorbid patients with polypharmacy, general practitioners, and eHealth: protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial in Swiss primary care

Katharina Tabea Jungo, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Carmen Floriani, Sven Streit

Presented on 10/05/2019 at the 88th EGPRN Meeting.

How do European Primary Care Practitioners think the speed of diagnosis of cancer in primary care could be improved? A thematic analysis and mapping exercise.

Michael Harris, Nicola Buono, Magdalena Esteva, Tuomas Koskela, Ana Luisa Neves, Sven Streit

Presented on 05/10/2018 at the 87th EGPRN Meeting.

Barriers and Enablers to Deprescribing in Older Patients With Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy

Zsofia Rozsnyai, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Emily Reeve, Arnaud Chiolero, Rosalinde Ke Poortvliet, Nicolas Rodondi, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Sven Streit

Presented on 10/05/2019 at the 88th EGPRN Meeting.

Baseline characteristics and external validity of older multimorbid patients with polypharmacy and general practitioners enrolled in a randomized controlled primary care trial

Katharina Tabea Jungo, Rahel Meier, Fabio Valeri, Nathalie Schwab, Claudio Schneider, Emily Reeve, Marco Spruit, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Nicolas Rodondi, Sven Streit

Presented on 01/05/2021 at the 92nd EGPRN Meeting.

The Person-Centered Care and its Outcomes in Different European Countries

Goranka Petriček, Jan Van Lieshout, Zalika Klemec Ketiš, Zlata Ozvacic Adzic, Venija Cerovecki, Zoi Tsimtsiou, Erika Zelko, Claire Collins, Kathryn Hoffmann, Peter Torzsa, Torunn Bjerve Eide, Sara Ares Blanco, Sven Streit

Presented on 19/10/2019 at the 89th EGPRN Meeting.

An international case-vignette study to assess general practitioners’ willingness to deprescribe (LESS)

Katharina Tabea Jungo, Sophie Mantelli, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Aristea Missiou, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Birgitta Weltermann, Canan Tuz, Christian Mallen, Claire Collins, Donata Kurpas, Fabio Gazelato De Mello Franco, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Hans Thulesius, Heidrun Lingner, Kasper Lorenz Johansen, Katharine Wallis, Kathryn Hoffmann, Lieve Peremans, Liina Pilv, Marija Petek Šter, Martin Sattler, Milly Van Der Ploeg, Péter Torzsa, Petra Kánská, Shlomo Vinker, Radost Assenova, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Rita Viegas, Rosy Tsopra, Sanda Kreitmayer Pestić, Sandra Gintere, Tuomas Koskela, Vanja Lazic, Victoria Tkachenko, Emily Reeve, Clare Luymes, Rosalinde Poortvliet, Arnaud Chiolero, Nicolas Rodondi, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Sven Streit

Presented on 06/10/2018 at the 87th EGPRN Meeting.


Quantitative Research, Randomised Controlled Trials, Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Surveys