Use of the UK General Practice Research Database for pharmacoepidemiology.

  title={Use of the UK General Practice Research Database for pharmacoepidemiology.},
  author={LuisA. Garc{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez and S P{\'e}rez Gutthann},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  volume={45 5},
The last decade has seen a surge in the use of computerized health care data for pharmacoepidemiology. Of all European databases, the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) in the UK, has been the most widely used for pharmacoepidemiological research. Since 1994, this database has belonged to the UK Department of Health, and is maintained by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Currently, around 1500 general practitioners with a population coverage in excess of 3 million, systematically… CONTINUE READING
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