• All meds are coded to an ATC code.
  • Significant work has been done to clean up the data in this table, but more work needs to be done to provide better details about the prescriptions (dose, frequency, strength).
  • The information about dose, frequency, and strength is all there – but it isn’t always parsed into the right fields – so one of the orig fields may contain all the prescription details – parsing and standardizing need to be improved to make this more usable data.
  • This table easily allows a researcher to determine if a patient has been prescribed a medication.
  • If a researcher wants more details – duration, dosage, strength, refilles, then would recommend requesting the orig fields (including Name_orig) so the information can be parsed out.
  • Date variables: use Start Date, if missing use Date Created.

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