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Article: Databases in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Potential for a Distributed Network Approach

TitleDatabases in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Potential for a Distributed Network Approach
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.epidem.com
Citation
Epidemiology, 2015, v. 26 n. 6, p. 815-820 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: This study describes the availability and characteristics of databases in Asian-Pacific countries and assesses the feasibility of a distributed network approach in the region. Methods: A web-based survey was conducted among investigators using healthcare databases in the Asia-Pacific countries. Potential survey participants were identified through the Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network. Results: Investigators from a total of 11 databases participated in the survey. Database sources included four nationwide claims databases from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; two nationwide electronic health records from Hong Kong and Singapore; a regional electronic health record from western China; two electronic health records from Thailand; and cancer and stroke registries from Taiwan. Conclusions: We identified 11 databases with capabilities for distributed network approaches. Many country-specific coding systems and terminologies have been already converted to international coding systems. The harmonization of health expenditure data is a major obstacle for future investigations attempting to evaluate issues related to medical costs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211896
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.075
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.981

 

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dc.contributor.authorLai, ECC-
dc.contributor.authorMan, KCK-
dc.contributor.authorChaiyakunapruk, N-
dc.contributor.authorCheng, CL-
dc.contributor.authorChien, HC-
dc.contributor.authorChui, SLC-
dc.contributor.authorDilokthornsakul, P-
dc.contributor.authorChantelle, HN-
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, CY-
dc.contributor.authorHsu, CY-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:15:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:15:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiology, 2015, v. 26 n. 6, p. 815-820-
dc.identifier.issn1044-3983-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211896-
dc.description.abstractBackground: This study describes the availability and characteristics of databases in Asian-Pacific countries and assesses the feasibility of a distributed network approach in the region. Methods: A web-based survey was conducted among investigators using healthcare databases in the Asia-Pacific countries. Potential survey participants were identified through the Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network. Results: Investigators from a total of 11 databases participated in the survey. Database sources included four nationwide claims databases from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; two nationwide electronic health records from Hong Kong and Singapore; a regional electronic health record from western China; two electronic health records from Thailand; and cancer and stroke registries from Taiwan. Conclusions: We identified 11 databases with capabilities for distributed network approaches. Many country-specific coding systems and terminologies have been already converted to international coding systems. The harmonization of health expenditure data is a major obstacle for future investigations attempting to evaluate issues related to medical costs.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.epidem.com-
dc.relation.ispartofEpidemiology-
dc.rightsThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Epidemiology, 2015, v. 26 n. 6, p. 815-820-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDatabases in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Potential for a Distributed Network Approach-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailMan, KCK: mkckth@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/EDE.0000000000000325-
dc.identifier.pmid26133022-
dc.identifier.hkuros244739-
dc.identifier.volume26-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage815-
dc.identifier.epage820-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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