The Odense University Pharmacoepidemiological Database (OPED)

Description

The Odense University Pharmacoepidemiological Database is one of two large prescription registries in Denmark and covers a stable population that is representative of the Danish population as a whole. The inclusion of a unique and permanent personal identifier allows for the compilation of longitudinal drug histories and the linking of prescription data to other population-based registries in Denmark. The registry has been described as a "useful new data source for pharmacoepidemiological studies," but there was no specific mention of the inclusion of information on cancer-related outcomes.

Selected References

Utilization

Jarlbaek L, Andersen M, Kragstrup J, Hallas J. Cancer patients' share in a population's use of opioids. A linkage study between a prescription database and the Danish Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004 Jan;27(1):36-43.

Bjerrum L, Bergman U. Wide variation in the number of different drugs prescribed by general practitioners. A prescription database studyExternal Web Site Policy. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2000 Jun;18(2):94-8.

Etiology

Green A, Jensen OM. Frequency of cancer among insulin-treated diabetic patients in DenmarkExternal Web Site Policy. Diabetologia. 1985 Mar;28(3):128-30.

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