Chapter 12

Good Research Practices for the Conduct of Observational Database Studies

Bradley C. MartinBrenda MotheralJohn BrooksBill CrownPeter DaveyDave HutchinsPaul Stang


12.1 Introduction

12.2 Checklist and Discussion





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 ...

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