Complementary Data Sources

Sentinel is working to broaden the kinds of data available for use in accomplishing FDA’s goal of building an active surveillance system to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products. Complementary data sources include registries and prescribing databases. Collaboration with registries and prescribing databases supplements core claims and administrative data and creates opportunities to validate exposures and outcomes used in Sentinel analyses.

An example of the complexity involved in linking complementary data sources and Sentinel is shown in the illustration below.

A graphic illustrating the complexity involved in linking complementary data sources among Sentinel's Data Partners.

Additional information about the projects exploring the potential use of complementary data sources can be found by clicking on the details links below.