Outcomes research in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis using large databases and research networks: A report from the GRAPPA 2013 annual meeting

April W. Armstrong, Joel M. Gelfand, Amit Garg

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Abstract

Advances in healthcare informatics have increased the ability to address real-world, clinically relevant questions using large databases. When examining data sources, researchers and clinicians need to consider data validity, potential sources of misclassification, whether the source is sufficiently powered to detect clinically relevant differences, ability to obtain longitudinal data, containment of patients within a database, and ability to obtain structured point-of-care data. Population-based databases create opportunities for characterizing natural history of psoriatic diseases, conducting comparative effectiveness research, determining comorbidities, and providing epidemiology-based rational approaches to mechanistic investigations. Herein, we discuss the major data sources for clinical research in psoriasis, including electronic medical records, research networks, disease registries, and others. The Journal of Rheumatology

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1236
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electronic medical records
  • Large database research
  • Outcomes research
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Registry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)

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