Routine Querying Tools

This section provides detailed information about the technical aspects of Sentinel’s routine querying tools. View the table below for a complete list of Sentinel's tools. Sentinel’s routine querying tools include modular programs, summary tables, and software toolkits, which are each used in varying ways to investigate outcomes and/or medical products of interest.

Modular programs are grouped into varying levels of analysis:

  • Signal Identification queries detect new and unsuspected potential safety concerns. Descriptions and resources related to these analytic tools can be found here.
  • Level 1 modular program queries are descriptive analyses. A detailed description of the cohort identification strategy types and tools available to conduct level 1 analyses can be found here.
  • Level 2 modular program queries are inferential analyses. A detailed description of the cohort identification strategy types and tools available to conduct level 2 analyses can be found here.
  • Level 3 modular program queries are more complex prospective sequential analyses. A detailed description of the cohort identification strategy types and tools available to conduct level 3 analyses can be found here.

Summary Table Queries are very simple queries on counts, prevalence, and incidence of drug products, diagnosis codes, and procedure codes stratified by year, sex, age group, and where appropriate, setting of care. A detailed description of the querying tool used to conduct summary table queries can be found here.

 

Titlesort descending Status Date Posted
Distributed Query Tool Summary Table Descriptions Complete 06/24/2016
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 1: Characterization of Use of Medical Product Exposures Retired 11/27/2012
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 2: Characterization of Use of Medical Product Exposures among Individuals with or without Condition(s) of Interest Retired 03/10/2013
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 3: Frequency of Select Events During Exposure to a Drug/Procedure Group of Interest Retired 07/14/2014
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 4: Frequency of Select Events During Concomitant Exposure to a Drug/Procedure Groups of Interest Retired 09/13/2016
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 5: Background Rates for Health Outcomes of Interest Retired 03/10/2013
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 6: Frequency and Duration of Treatment Following an Event of Interest Retired 06/11/2014
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 7: Drug Use, Medical Diagnoses, and Medical Procedures Before and After an Exposure or Event of Interest Retired 06/11/2014
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 8: Uptake, Use, and Persistence of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) Retired 06/27/2014
Mini-Sentinel Modular Program 9: Background Rates and Characterization of Health Outcomes of Interest among Individuals with or without Condition(s) of Interest Retired 06/11/2014
Routine Querying System Complete 09/30/2019
Routine Querying System: Inpatient Encounter Querying Tool Complete 08/01/2018
Sentinel Distributed Query Tool Complete 06/29/2016
Summary Table V2 Programming Specifications Complete 06/24/2016
Summary Tables Programming Package V2 Investigator Release Notes Complete 06/24/2016
Summary Tables SAS Package Complete 06/24/2016
Technical Discussion of Summary Table V2 Package Complete 06/24/2016