Modular Program 8: Uptake, Use, and Persistence of New Molecular Entities (NMEs)

Project Title Modular Program 8: Uptake, Use, and Persistence of New Molecular Entities (NMEs)
Date Posted
Friday, June 27, 2014

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).

Modular Program #8 characterizes the uptake, use, and persistence of new molecular entities (NMEs). Example: characterize new users of Drug A by age group, sex, and number of months post-approval; examine the distribution of days supplied per dispensing, interval between the first and second dispensing, and the duration of treatment episodes.

The Modular Program #8 Input Form is an Excel spreadsheet. If you do not have Excel, click here to obtain a free version of Microsoft’s Excel Viewer.

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Medical Product
any medical product defined using the MSCDM outpatient pharmacy dispensing table
Data Sources
Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database