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Diagnostic Algorithms for Cardiovascular Death in Administrative Claims Databases: A Systematic Review

    Basic Details

    Valid algorithms for identification of cardiovascular (CV) deaths allow researchers to reliably assess the CV safety of medications, which is of importance to regulatory science, patient safety, and public health. The aim of this article was to conduct a systematic review of algorithms to identify CV death in administrative health plan claims databases.


    Sonal Singh, Hassan Fouayzi, Kathryn Anzuoni, Leah Goldman, Jea Young Min, Marie Griffin, Carlos G. Grijalva, James A. Morrow, Christine C. Whitmore, Charles E. Leonard, Mano Selvan, Vinit Nair, Yunping Zhou, Sengwee Toh, Andrew Petrone, James Williams, Elnara Fazio-Eynullayeva, Richard Swain, D. Tyler Coyle, Susan Andrade

    Corresponding Author

    Sonal Singh, Department of Family Medicine and Community
    Health and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA, USA. Email: