Addressing different biases in analysing drug use on cancer risk in diabetes in non-clinical trial settings--what, why and how?

@article{Yang2012AddressingDB,
  title={Addressing different biases in analysing drug use on cancer risk in diabetes in non-clinical trial settings--what, why and how?},
  author={Xilin Yang and Ronald C. W. Ma and W-y So and Alice P S Kong and Guangcui Xu and Juliana C. N. Chan},
  journal={Diabetes, obesity & metabolism},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={579-85}
}
Motivated by recent reports on associations between diabetes and cancer, many researchers have used administrative databases to examine risk association of cancer with drug use in patients with diabetes. Many of these studies suffered from major biases in study design and data analysis, which can lead to erroneous conclusions if these biases are not adjusted. This article discusses the sources and impacts of these biases and methods for correction of these biases. To avoid erroneous results… CONTINUE READING
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