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Using Large Databases toUsing Large Databases to Inform Decision Making:Inform Decision Making
 

Summary: Using Large Databases toUsing Large Databases to
Inform Decision Making:Inform Decision Making:
The Kaiser PermanenteThe Kaiser Permanente
ExperienceExperience
Michele Spence, Ph.D.Michele Spence, Ph.D.
Pharmacy Outcomes Research GroupPharmacy Outcomes Research Group
Drug Information ServicesDrug Information Services
Kaiser PermanenteKaiser Permanente
OverviewOverview
Description of KP DatabasesDescription of KP Databases
Use of KP Databases Case Study:Use of KP Databases Case Study:
COX-2 InhibitorsCOX-2 Inhibitors
Advantages and LimitationsAdvantages and Limitations
KP Membership DataKP Membership Data
6.1 Million members in California6.1 Million members in California
Unique Medical Record Number (MRN)Unique Medical Record Number (MRN)
DemographicsDemographics
Linked to US Census block group dataLinked to US Census block group data
Linked to State of California death dataLinked to State of California death data
KP Inpatient DataKP Inpatient Data

  

Source: Abagyan, Ruben - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine