To improve programming efficiency and facilitate rapid querying of data held by Mini-Sentinel Data Partners, the Mini-Sentinel Operations Center is developing modular programs to accomplish common tasks. Each program has several required input parameters and the output contains summary-level counts (e.g., number of members exposed to a drug, number of members with a specific diagnosis/condition) stratified by various parameters (e.g., age group, sex, year). Modular Program #1 characterizes use of specified products (or groups of products) in the outpatient pharmacy dispensing file defined by National Drug Codes (NDC). Example: use of statins by age group and sex over time.
Functionality of retired modular programs has been integrated into the routine querying system. Click here for more information.