Journal article

The changing face of Australian data reforms: impact on pharmacoepidemiology research.

Juliana de Oliveira Costa, Claudia Bruno, Andrea L Schaffer, Smriti Raichand, Emily A Karanges, Sallie-Anne Pearson

Int J Popul Data Sci | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: A wealth of data is generated through Australia's universal health care arrangements. However, use of these data has been hampered by different federal and state legislation, privacy concerns and challenges in linking data across jurisdictions. A series of data reforms have been touted to increase population health research capacity in Australia, including pharmacoepidemiology research. Here we catalogued research leveraging Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data (2014-2018) and discussed these outputs in the context of previously implemented and new data reforms. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of population-based studies using PBS dispensing claims. Inde..

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