Published on in Vol 9, No 11 (2020): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/21811, first published .
Developing a Standardized and Reusable Method to Link Distributed Health Plan Databases to the National Death Index: Methods Development Study Protocol

Developing a Standardized and Reusable Method to Link Distributed Health Plan Databases to the National Death Index: Methods Development Study Protocol

Developing a Standardized and Reusable Method to Link Distributed Health Plan Databases to the National Death Index: Methods Development Study Protocol

Candace C Fuller 1, MPH, PhD;  Wei Hua 2, MSc, MHS, MD, PhD;  Charles E Leonard 3, PharmD, MSCE;  Andrew Mosholder 2, MD, MPH;  Ryan Carnahan 4, PharmD, MS;  Sarah Dutcher 2, PhD, MS;  Katelyn King 1, BA;  Andrew B Petrone 1, MPH;  Robert Rosofsky 5, MA;  Laura A Shockro 1, BA;  Jessica Young 1, PhD;  Jea Young Min 6, PharmD, MPH, PhD;  Ingrid Binswanger 7, MD, MPH, MS;  Denise Boudreau 8, RPh, PhD, MS;  Marie R Griffin 6, MD, MPH;  Margaret A Adgent 6, MSPH, PhD;  Jennifer Kuntz 9, MS, PhD;  Cheryl McMahill-Walraven 10, MSW, PhD;  Pamala A Pawloski 11, PharmD;  Robert Ball 2, MD, MPH, ScM;  Sengwee Toh 1, ScD

1 Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

2 Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, US

3 Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics Perelman School of Medicine,, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

4 University of Iowa, College of Public Health , Iowa City, IA, US

5 Health Information Systems Consulting , Milton, MA, US

6 Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN, US

7 Kaiser Permanente Colorado , Aurora, CO, US

8 Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and University of Washington , Seattle, WA, US

9 Kaiser Permanente Northwest , Portland, OR, US

10 Aetna, a CVS Health company , Blue Bell, PA, US

11 HealthPartners Institute , Bloomington, MN, US

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