The IBM® MarketScan® Research Databases are a family of research data sets that integrate deidentified patient-level health data (medical, drug and dental), productivity (workplace absence, shortand long-term disability and workers’ compensation), laboratory results, health risk assessments (HRAs), hospital discharges and electronic medical records (EMRs) into data sets available for healthcare research. Data are contributed by large employers, managed care organizations, hospitals, EMR providers, Medicare and Medicaid.
This white paper describes the features and uses of MarketScan Research Databases for life sciences research. Specifically, the paper illustrates the different attributes of individual MarketScan Research Database, explains how these databases are constructed, describes their uses and highlights examples of published studies based on IBM® MarketScan® data.
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