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Supplementing claims data with outpatient laboratory test results to improve confounding adjustment in effectiveness studies of lipid-lowering treatments

Sebastian Schneeweiss1*, Jeremy A Rassen1, Robert J Glynn1, Jessica Myers1, Gregory W Daniel2, Joseph Singer3, Daniel H Solomon1, SeoYoung Kim1, Kenneth J Rothman14, Jun Liu1 and Jerry Avorn1

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1 Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1 Brigham Circle, Suite 3030, Boston, 02120, MA, USA

2 The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA

3 HealthCore Inc, Wilmington, DE, USA

4 RTI Health Solutions, RTP, Durham, NC, USA

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:180  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-180

Published: 26 November 2012

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Appendix Table S1. Lab test results available in the linked study database. Table S2. Clinical covariate definitions. Table S3. Outcome definitions.

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