Good Research Practices for the Conduct of Observational Database Studies
Retrospective databases describing health information have become a common source of data for investigators to explore a wide range of economic, epidemiologic, safety, and effectiveness studies. This chapter describes an abridged checklist containing 10 of the most important points to consider when evaluating or designing a retrospective database study. As a quick guide, the 10 points are described summarily in table form followed by a more detailed discussion of each point. This ...