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Ascertainment of self-reported prescription medication use compared with pharmaceutical claims data

Gnjidic, Danijela; Du, Wei; Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Hilmer, Sarah; Banks, Emily


Background: Evidence on the comparative validity of self-reported medication use in large-scale studies is limited. This study compared self-reported medication use of prescription-only medications to gold standard pharmaceutical claims (i.e. dispensing) data. Methods: We selected a random sample of 500 participants from the 45 and Up Study, a large-scale Australian study, with complete ascertainment of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme dispensing records. Self-reported medication use was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Research & Practice
DOI: 10.17061/phrp27341702
Access Rights: Open Access


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