|Project Title||Modular Program 4: Frequency of Select Events During Concomitant Exposure to a Drug/Procedure Groups of Interest|
Wednesday, June 11, 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, dispensings, days supply, and treatment episodes) 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 #4 characterizes concomitant use of two medical product exposures and examines the occurrence of events during episodes of concomitant use. Metrics reported include number of users, treatment episodes, events, and days at risk for each individual medical product exposure and concomitant exposure. Cohort can be restricted to members with or without pre-existing condition(s). Modular programs are periodically updated; new versions are released for each update.
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