|Project Title||Routine Querying System: Inpatient Encounter Querying Tool|
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Sentinel routine querying tools are SAS programs designed to run against the Sentinel Common Data Model (SCDM). They allow rapid implementation of standard queries across the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD). The programs can be customized using input parameters that define medical product exposures, outcomes, covariates, diagnoses, date ranges, age ranges, and other implementation details. Tools can perform simple cohort characterization and descriptive analyses, but may also be used to perform more complex adjustment for confounding and to support prospective surveillance activities.
The Inpatient Encounter Querying Tool focuses on evaluating what happens during inpatient encounters, and it is primarily designed to query electronic health record (EHR)-based Data Partners. This tool allows users to: