Methodological considerations in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance studies

Marjaana Koponen, Jenni Ilomäki, Emma Aarnio, Heidi Taipale

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Pharmacoepidemiology is a study on medication use patterns and outcomes in large populations using epidemiological methods. As a discipline, pharmacoepidemiology is young and it is developing fast. In this chapter, we will discuss considerations in pharmacoepidemiological studies with a view on the most recent developments in availability of large data sources, exposure definition and controlling for confounding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherElsevier - Mosby
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127353
ISBN (Print)9780128127360
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Adverse drug reaction reporting
  • Bias
  • Claims data
  • Confounding
  • Data registries
  • Medication adherence
  • Medication exposure
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Prescription
  • Propensity score

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