12.30-1.30pm, Wed 13th July 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor David Henry, Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Institute for Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation and in the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Toronto, Canada
Pharmacoepidemiology uses large data-bases of linked administrative health data to assess the harms and benefits of prescription medicines. However, important findings are often delayed while individual research groups negotiate funding and access to data. This traditional approach is being augmented by large distributed networks of data centres. David Henry will describe the experiences of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies, which uses 10 data sources comprising over 100 million individuals to answer questions about drug safety in Canada.