Modular Program 5: Background Rates for Health Outcomes of Interest

Project Title Modular Program 5: Background Rates for Health Outcomes of Interest
Date Posted
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 #5 characterizes background rates for any condition or exposure defined using the MSCDM outpatient pharmacy dispensing, diagnosis and procedure tables. Example: the proportion of members with an incident stroke diagnosis, by age group, sex and year.

Functionality of retired modular programs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 has been integrated into the routine querying system.  Click here for more information. 

Data Sources
Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD)