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Medication Use, Comorbidity and Outcomes in Aging Populations
Til Stürmer6/1/2008 - 3/31/2011
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Til Hans Robert Stürmer (Lead Principal Investigator)
The characterization of the impact of comorbid conditions on use of preventive drug therapies in older people, the quantification of the magnitude of clustering in use of preventive medications among patients of the same provider, the question of optimal referent groups for new user designs in pharmacoepidemology, and the assessment of longitudinal patterns in use of preventive therapies as people approach death. Specifically, the project will address possibilities to quantify unmeasured confounding by evaluating the time course of apparent mortality risk reduction associated with preventive drug use after stopping of the corresponding drug under the assumption that unmeasured confounding will be strongest right after stopping and then will gradually level off as those who were close to death when stopping have died and therefore are not part of the at risk group anymore.