How Should One Perform Pharmacoepidemiologic Studies? Choosing among the Available Alternatives

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The choice among the multiple available data collection strategies and pharmacoepidemiologic resources should depend primarily on the research question to be addressed, considered along with the large number of advantages and limitations of each data resource and approach relative to particular study requirements. This chapter compares the characteristics of several important pharmacoepidemiologic data resources, and lists key characteristics of research questions and how these impact on the choice of pharmacoepidemiologic data resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPharmacoepidemiology, Fifth Edition
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0470654759, 9780470654750
StatePublished - Jan 3 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


  • Ad hoc study
  • Case-control study
  • Cohort study
  • Confounder
  • Data collection strategy
  • Data resource
  • Hypothesis generating
  • Hypothesis strengthening
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Validity

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