|Project Title||Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 2: Characterization of Use of Medical Product Exposures among Individuals with or without Condition(s) of Interest|
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Mini-Sentinel modular programs (MPs) are SAS programs designed to run against the Mini-Sentinel Common Data Model (MSCDM). They allow rapid implementation of standard queries across the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD). The programs can be customized using various input parameters that define medical product exposures, diagnoses, date ranges, age ranges, and other implementation details. Output contains summary-level counts (e.g., number of members exposed, number of members with a specific diagnosis/condition) stratified by various parameters (e.g., age group, sex, year). It also includes metrics on denominators and eligible member days associated with each result stratum, allowing for the calculation of proportions and rates. Modular Program #2 characterizes the incident and prevalent use of specified medical products or procedures defined using the MSCDM outpatient pharmacy dispensing and procedure tables among individuals with or without condition(s) of interest. Example: the number of incident statin users among individuals with a prior diagnosis of stroke, by age group, sex and year.
Functionality of retired modular programs has been integrated into the routine querying system. Click here for more information.
Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD)