From prescription drug purchases to drug use periods – a second generation method (PRE2DUP)

@inproceedings{Tanskanen2015FromPD,
  title={From prescription drug purchases to drug use periods – a second generation method (PRE2DUP)},
  author={Antti Tanskanen and Heidi Taipale and Marjaana Koponen and Anna-Maija Tolppanen and Sirpa Hartikainen and Riitta Ahonen and Jari Tiihonen},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Databases of prescription drug purchases are now widely used in pharmacoepidemiologic studies. Several methods have been used to generate drug use periods from drug purchases to investigate various aspects; e.g., to study associations between exposure and outcome. Typically, such methods have been fairly simplistic, with fixed assumptions of drug… CONTINUE READING