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  1. Drug data coding and analysis in epidemiologic studies.

    Article - En anglais

    In epidemiologic studies that collect comprehensive information on medication use, the complexity of dealing with a large number of trade and generic names may limit the utilization of these data bases.

    This paper shows the specific advantage of using two coding systems, one to maximize efficiency of data entry, and the other to facilitate analysis by organizing the drug ingredients into hierarchical categories.

    The approach used by two large surveys, one in the USA and one in Italy, is described : the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE) and the « Gruppo Italiano di Farmacovigilanza nell » Anziano' (GIFA).

    To enter the medications into a computerized database, codes matching the drug product names are needed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Médicament, Informatique, Classification, Codage, Base donnée

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Drug, Computer science, Classification, Coding, Database

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0009071

    Code Inist : 002B02A07. Création : 09/06/1995.