Sentinel routine querying tools are SAS programs designed to run against the Sentinel Common Data Model (SCDM). They allow rapid implementation of standard queries across the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD). The programs can be customized using input parameters that define medical product exposures, outcomes, covariates, diagnoses, date ranges, age ranges, and other implementation details. Tools can perform simple cohort characterization and descriptive analyses, but may also be used to perform more complex adjustment for confounding and to support prospective surveillance activities.
The Sentinel Routine Querying System Reporting Tool is a SAS program designed to run against the output of the Sentinel routine querying tools. The reporting tool allows users to aggregate across multiple Data Partner sites in the SDD and create formatted reports. For inferential analyses, users are able to adjust for confounders and generate effect estimates, utilizing various methods based upon the study design and balancing technique requested in the Sentinel routine querying tools.
The Sentinel Routine Querying System Reporting Tool Documentation is located externally on Sentinel's Git Repository. The Git Repository serves as Sentinel's version control tracking system for analytic packages and technical documentation. A history of modifications for the Sentinel Routine Querying System Report is located here.