Use of Health Care Claims Data to Study Patients with Ophthalmologic Conditions – Corrected Proof

Objective: To describe what information is or is not included in health care claims data, provide an overview of the main advantages and limitations of performing analyses using health care claims data, and offer general guidance on how to report and interpret findings of ophthalmology-related claims data analyses.Design: Systematic review.Participants: Not applicable.Methods: A literature review and synthesis of methods for claims-based data analyses.Main Outcome Measures: Not applicable.Results: Some advantages of using claims data for analyses include large, diverse sample sizes, longitudinal follow-up, lack of selection bias, and potential for complex, multivariable modeling. The disadvantages include (a) the inherent limitations of (Read more...)

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