Patient selection. A total of 220,763 patients with at least 1 medical claim for gout or 1 fill for gout medication between 1/1/02 and 12/31/05 were initially identified from the health plan database. After application of all inclusion and exclusion criteria, a final sample of 3,929 patients was selected for the study.
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