Personalized medicine

Digital medizin

Personalized medicine vs. stratified medicine

The proclaimed goal of personalized medicine is to provide each patient with a therapy tailored to his or her needs and with the most suitable drugs. In fact, it is not - at least not yet - about the characteristics of a distinctive individual, but rather about the classification of a patient into a subpopulation with a certain subtype of the respective disease, which is distinguished from other subtypes by specific characteristics, "biomarkers". This process of stratification or grouping is called stratification.