Agreement of immunosuppression regimens described in Medicare pharmacy claims with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network survey.

@article{Stirnemann2006AgreementOI,
  title={Agreement of immunosuppression regimens described in Medicare pharmacy claims with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network survey.},
  author={Paula M Stirnemann and Steven K. Takemoto and Mark A. Schnitzler and Daniel C. Brennan and Kevin C. Abbott and Paolo Rog{\'e}rio Salvalaggio and Thomas E. Burroughs and Jeffrey A. Gavard and Lisa M. Willoughby and Krista L Lentine},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={2299-306}
}
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) collects intermittent survey data on immunosuppressive medication use that are studied frequently as research measures. Pharmacy billing claims may provide an accurate measure of immunosuppression use over time. Herein is characterized the agreement of Medicare pharmacy claims for immunosuppressive medications with OPTN reports. Data were drawn from the United States Renal Data System. Participants received a kidney transplant in 2000 to… CONTINUE READING