Data Resource Profile: The Scottish National Prescribing Information System (PIS)

@inproceedings{AlvarezMadrazo2016DataRP,
  title={Data Resource Profile: The Scottish National Prescribing Information System (PIS)},
  author={Samantha Alvarez-Madrazo and Stuart A McTaggart and Clifford Nangle and Elizabeth Nicholson and Marion Bennie},
  booktitle={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2016}
}
The Prescribing Information System (PIS) provides an infrastructure for pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance research, attracting growing attention due to its unique combination of characteristics. Compared with several databases worldwide offering national population coverage and record linkage, PIS covers all National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions prescribed, dispensed and reimbursed within the community setting, covering in Scotland a total population of 5.3 million residents. PIS… CONTINUE READING

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