Can we use the pharmacy data to estimate the prevalence of chronic conditions? a comparison of multiple data sources

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p688
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors related to estimation of prevalence of the most common chronic conditions (CCs) in Lazio region of Italy using database on drug prescription. It states that prevalence of CCs was estimated using pharmacy data (PD) and these were compared with those estimated by hospital information system (HIS). It mentions that estimation was higher according to PD than other sources.


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