Oral presentations by two prominent researchers at UMC, Kristina Star and Niklas Norén, will be held during the 2012 International Conference of PharmacoEpidemiology (ICPE) in meeting room 113 at CCIB in Barcelona. Please come and meet us!
The presentations covers topics on electronic health records and spontaneous reports:
The first, presented by Kristina Star, covers results from a trial use of electronic health records as a reference source in routine signal detection work on spontaneous reports at the UMC. The researchers investigated to what extent highlighted signals of disproportionate reporting in VigiBase can find support in electronic health records from primary care.
The second, presented by Niklas Norén, focuses on uncovering hidden patterns in spontaneous report data using subgroup surveillance. The study concludes that the theoretical problem of multiple comparisons is a real and important issue to deal with in multivariate exploratory analysis. It also presents techniques for finding patterns otherwise easy to overlook like where the disproportionality measure is dominated by a single subset or confounded.
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