The ideal database would include records from : Inpatient and outpatient care, Emergency care, Mental health care, All laboratory and radiological tests, All prescribed and over-the-counter medications and Alternative therapies. The population covered by the database would be large enough to permit discovery of rare events for the drug(s) in question, and the population would be stable over its lifetime. The drug(s) under investigation must of course be present in the formulary and must be prescribed in sufficient quantity to provide adequate power for analyses. Other requirements of an ideal database are that all parts are easily linked by means of a patient’s unique identifier, that the records are updated on a regular basis, and that the records are verifiable and are reliable.

Automated Data Systems

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