SaxoForN – Practice-Based Research Networks Dresden/Frankfurt am Main


The new SaxoForN practice-based research network of 50 practices is being established in Saxony, while the existing network in the region of Frankfurt am Main (ForN) is being expanded to include a total of 200 practices. The two networks are collaborating on two research projects. The HYPERION TransCare project (Heading towards ContinuitY of Prescribing in EldeRly persons with MultImOrbidity iN Transitional Care) is an intervention study aimed at improving the appropriateness and continuity of pharmacotherapeutic treatments for multimorbid and elderly persons, which, in a first step, will involve GP practices in a participatory study of feasibility. The second study will examine the patients’ records on long-term outcomes of cancer survivors that are held in GP practices in order to analyze what information should be provided by clinical specialists when discharging cancer patients.