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Methods for Systematic Reviews of Administrative Database Studies Capturing Health Outcomes of Interest

    Basic Details

    This article provides an overview of methods used to conduct systematic reviews for the FDA’s Mini-Sentinel/PRISM project. The reviews summarize the literature describing algorithms to identify health outcomes in administrative and claims data, and focus on the validity of algorithms based on administrative claims data as compared to reference standards such as diagnoses in medical records.


    Melissa L. McPheeters PhD, MPH, Nila Sathe MA, MLIS, Rebecca N. Jerome MLIS, MPH, Ryan Carnahan PharmD, MS, BCPP

    Corresponding Author

    M. L. McPheeters, Vanderbilt Evidence-Based Practice Center, Women's Health Research, Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 600, 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA. Email: