Comparison of Drug Utilization Patterns in Observational Data: Antiepileptic Drugs in Pediatric Patients.

@article{Bourgeois2015ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Drug Utilization Patterns in Observational Data: Antiepileptic Drugs in Pediatric Patients.},
  author={Florence T. Bourgeois and Karen L. Olson and Annapurna Poduri and Kenneth D. Mandl},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={401-10}
}
PURPOSE Physicians require information on the comparative benefits and harms of medications for optimal treatment decisions. However, this type of data is limited, especially for pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to use observational data to measure and compare medication utilization patterns in a pediatric patient population. METHODS Using pharmacy claims data from a large, national-scale insurance program in the USA, we identified all patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy treated… CONTINUE READING
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