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Descriptor in English: Pharmacoepidemiology
Descriptor in Spanish: Farmacoepidemiología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Farmacoepidemiologia
Descriptor in French: Pharmacoépidémiologie
Entry term(s): Epidemiologies, Pharmaceutical
Epidemiology, Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical Epidemiologies
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology
Tree number(s): H01.158.703.045
H02.403.720.500.650
H02.628.413
Scope note: The science concerned with the benefit and risk of drugs used in populations and the analysis of the outcomes of drug therapies. Pharmacoepidemiologic data come from both clinical trials and epidemiological studies with emphasis on methods for the detection and evaluation of drug-related adverse effects, assessment of risk vs benefit ratios in drug therapy, patterns of drug utilization, the cost-effectiveness of specific drugs, methodology of postmarketing surveillance, and the relation between pharmacoepidemiology and the formulation and interpretation of regulatory guidelines. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 1992;1(1); J Pharmacoepidemiol 1990;1(1))
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 94
DeCS UI: 31194
Descriptor UI: D017891
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/02/16
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Pharmacoepidemiology - Preferred
Concept UI M0027034
Scope note The science concerned with the benefit and risk of drugs used in populations and the analysis of the outcomes of drug therapies. Pharmacoepidemiologic data come from both clinical trials and epidemiological studies with emphasis on methods for the detection and evaluation of drug-related adverse effects, assessment of risk vs benefit ratios in drug therapy, patterns of drug utilization, the cost-effectiveness of specific drugs, methodology of postmarketing surveillance, and the relation between pharmacoepidemiology and the formulation and interpretation of regulatory guidelines. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 1992;1(1); J Pharmacoepidemiol 1990;1(1))
Preferred term Pharmacoepidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiologies, Pharmaceutical
Epidemiology, Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical Epidemiologies
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology



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