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Mini-Sentinel's Systematic Reviews of Validated Methods for Identifying Health Outcomes using Administrative and Claims Data: Methods and Lessons Learned

    Basic Details

    This article describes 1) the methods used in the Mini-Sentinel systematic reviews of validation studies of algorithms to identify health outcomes in administrative and claims data and 2) lessons learned in the development of search strategies, including their ability to identify articles from previous systematic reviews which used different search strategies.


    Ryan M. Carnahan PharmD, MS, BCPP; Kevin G. Moores PharmD

    Corresponding Author

    R. Carnahan, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa College of Public Health, C 21-H General Hospital, 200 Hawkins Dr. Iowa City, IA 52242. E-mail: