Technical Report Series

Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics

Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Series Editors: Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD, Jerry Avorn, MD, Robert J. Glynn, ScD, PhD, Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD, Jeremy Rassen, ScD, Josh Gagne, PharmD, ScD


The purpose of this technical report series is to share unpublished research publicly prior to its publication.

Research was supported by a variety of funding sources as indicated in each technical report.

All articles are in .pdf format.

 

2013 Technical Reports

(DOPE-008) Franklin JM, Rassen JA, Bartels DB, Schneeweiss S. “Prospective cohort studies of newly marketed medications: Using covariate data to inform the design of large-scale studies.” Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Global Epidemiology, Boerhringer Ingelheim GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany, Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany: June 2013

(DOPE-007) Franklin JM, Rassen JA, Ackermann DC, Bartels DB, Schneeweiss S. “Metrics for covariate balance in cohort studies of causal effects.” Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Harvard School of Public Health, and Department of Global Epidemiology, Boerhringer Ingelheim GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany, Department of Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany: May 2013.

(DOPE-006) Franklin JM, Patrick AR, Weinstein MC, Glynn RJ, Schneeweiss S. “The Expected Value of Information in Prospective Drug Safety Monitoring.” Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics and Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health: April 2013.

2012 Technical Reports

(DOPE-005) Hott JR, Brunelle N, Myers JA, Rassen JA, shelat a. “KD-Tree algorithm for propensity score matching with three or more treatment groups.” University of Virginia Department of Computer Science and Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics: November 2012.

(DOPE-003) Gagne JJ, Polinski JM, Avorn J, Glynn RJ, Seeger JD. “Standards for causal inference methods in analyses of data from observational and experimental studies in patient-centered outcomes research.” Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee: Washington, DC 15 March 2012.

(DOPE-002) Gagne JJ, Nelson JC, Fireman B, Seeger JD, Toh S, Gerhard T, Rassen JA, Shoaibi A, Reichman M, Schneeweiss S. “Taxonomy for monitoring methods within a medical product safety surveillance system: Year two report of the Mini-Sentinel Taxonomy Project Workgroup.” Mini-Sentinel: Boston 31 January 2012.

(DOPE-001) Gagne JJ, Fireman B, Ryan P, Maclure M, Gerhard T, Toh D, Rassen JA, Nelson JC, Schneeweiss S.  “Mini-Sentinel Taxonomy Project Workgroup. Methods framework (Taxonomy) for evaluating medical product safety.” Mini-Sentinel: Boston 22 September 2010.