Perez-Gutthann S. Overview of large healthcare databases. Presented at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; September 18, 2017. London, United Kingdom. Previously presented at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The course is designed for students with a basic grounding in epidemiological methods and concepts and/or some prior knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology. During this course students will:


  • Develop their knowledge of pharmacoepidemiological concepts and methods, with a particular focus on database studies.

  • Gain practical experience of testing study feasibility and performing analyses in STATA, using primary care data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) (prior experience of STATA not required).

  • Gain an understanding of biases and other sources of error that can occur in pharmacoepidemiology studies, and strategies to avoid them.

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