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Mini-Sentinel's Systematic Reviews of Validated Methods for Identifying Health Outcomes using Administrative Data: Summary of Findings and Suggestions for Future Research

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    This article provides a high level overview of the findings of 19 systematic reviews of studies that examined the validity of algorithms to identify specific health outcomes using administrative and claims data. The author categorizes outcomes on the basis of the strength of evidence supporting the algorithms and suggests priorities for future validation studies.


    Ryan M. Carnahan PharmD, MS, BCPP

    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, USA. E-mail: