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Pharmacoepidemiology
Fourth Edition
edited by Brian L. Strom

Pharmacoepidemiology, Fourth Edition provides methods, details of potential data sources, and information about evaluating the results and drawing conclusions.

The successful layout and easy to read style is retained in this new edition, and the topics have been thoroughly revised to document the latest developments in the field.

Contents

Introduction

  1. What is Pharmacoepidemiology?
  2. Study Design Available for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
  3. Sample Size Considerations for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
  4. Basic Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Relevant to Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
  5. When Should One Perform Pharmacoepidemiology Studies?

Perspectives on Pharmacoepidemiology

  1. A View from Academia
  2. A View from Industry
  3. A View from Regulatory Agencies

Sources of Data for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies: Ad Hoc Data Sources Available for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies

  1. Spontaneous Reporting in the United States
  2. Global Drug Surveillance: The WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring
  3. Case-Control Surveillance
  4. Prescription-Event Monitoring

Sources of Data for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies: Automated Data Systems Available for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies

  1. Overview of Automated Databases in Pharmacoepidemiology
  2. Group-Health Cooperative
  3. Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
  4. The HMO Research Network
  5. UnitedHealth Group
  6. Medicaid Databases
  7. Health Services Databases in Saskatchewan
  8. Automated Pharmacy Record Linkage in the Netherlands
  9. The Tayside Medicines Monitoring Unit (MEMO)
  10. The UK General Practice Research Database

Sources of Data for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies: Other Approaches to Pharmacoepidemiology Studies

  1. Other Approaches to Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
  2. How Should One Perform Pharmacoepidemiology Studies? Choosing Among the Available Alternatives

Selected Special Applications of Pharmacoepidemiology

  1. National Medicinal Drug Policies: Their Relationship to Pharmacoepidemiology
  2. Premarketing Applications of Pharmacoepidemiology
  3. Studies of Drug Utilization
  4. Evaluating and Improving Physician Prescribing
  5. Drug Utilization Review
  6. Special Methodological Issues in Pharmacoepidemiology Studies of Vaccine Safety
  7. Pharmacoepidemiologic Studies of Devices
  8. Studies of Drug-Induced Birth Defects
  9. Pharmacoepidemiology and Risk Management
  10. The Use of Pharmacoepidemiology to Study Medication Errors
  11. Hospital Pharmacoepidemiology

Selected Special Methodologic Issues in Pharmacoepidemiology

  1. Determining Causation from Case Report
  2. Molecular Pharmacoepidemiology
  3. Bioethical Issues in Pharmacoepidemiology Research
  4. The Use of Randomized Controlled Trials for Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
  5. The Use of Pharmacoepidemiology to Study Beneficial Drug Effects
  6. Pharmacoeconomics: Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals
  7. Using Quality-of-Life Measurements in Pharmacoepidemiologic Research
  8. N-of-1 Randomized Clinical Trials in Pharmacoepidemiology
  9. The Use of Meta-Analysis in Pharmacoepidemiology
  10. Validity of Pharmacoepidemiologic Drug and Diagnosis Data
  11. Variable Compliance and Persistence with Prescribed Drug Doing Regimens: Implications
  12. Benefits, Risks, and Economics of Pharmacotherapy
  13. Bias and Confounding in Pharmacoepidemiology
  14. Novel Approaches to Pharmacoepidemiology Study Design and Statistical Analysis

Conclusion

  1. The Future of Pharmacoepidemiology

Appendices

  • Sample Size Tables
  • Glossary

Index

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Pharmacoepidemiology
Fourth Edition
edited by Brian L. Strom

2005 • 889 pages • $336.00 + shipping
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