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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