Using administrative data for your research project: 10 Considerations before you begin

Emily S. Brouwer, Anne Policastri, Daniela C. Moga

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With increasing pressure to conduct research during residency training, and given the availability of administrative claims data, pharmacy residents will likely consider using large administrative databases for their research project. With competing time commitments and the short duration of residencies, residents and their preceptors must consider the 10 factors outlined above in order to produce a thoughtful, clinically relevant research project. While this discussion focused on the completion of a residency research project, these topics are also relevant to a broader pharmacy audience. Colleges of pharmacy are increasingly requiring research projects as part of their curriculum, and pharmacy students and practitioners often consider obtaining additional degrees requiring a research component. Both students and practitioners can use the guidance provided herein when planning research projects and investigations to aid in the successful completion of research using administrative claims data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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© 2015, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Health Policy


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