Validation studies of the health improvement network (THIN) database for pharmacoepidemiology research.

@article{Lewis2007ValidationSO,
  title={Validation studies of the health improvement network (THIN) database for pharmacoepidemiology research.},
  author={James D Lewis and Rita Schinnar and Warren B. Bilker and Xingmei Wang and Brian L. Strom},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={393-401}
}
BACKGROUND The Health Improvement Network (THIN) is a new medical records database that contains records from general practices some of which have or continue to participate in the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) and others that never participated in GPRD. We sought to replicate in THIN well-established associations from the medical literature and to compare results from the GPRD practices to the non-GPRD practices within THIN. METHODS Using THIN data from 1986-2003, we conducted… CONTINUE READING
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