Linkage of a de-identified united states rheumatoid arthritis registry with administrative data to facilitate comparative effectiveness research

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  • Objective. Linkages between registries and administrative data may provide a valuable resource for comparative effectiveness research. However, personal identifiers that uniquely identify individuals are not always available. Here we describe methods to link a de-identified arthritis registry and US Medicare data. The linked data set was also used to evaluate the generalizability of the registry to the US Medicare population.
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  • Curtis JR; Chen L; Bharat A; Delzell E; Greenberg JD; Harrold L; Kremer J; Setoguchi S; Solomon DH; Xie F
  • Start Page

  • 1790
  • End Page

  • 1798
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 12