Pharmacoepidemiological studies rely on various sources of data to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and patterns of medication use in real-world populations. While established databases and registries are commonly used, researchers may also explore ad hoc data sources to gather additional insights. Ad hoc data sources refer to data collected for purposes other than the specific study, which can offer unique perspectives and supplement existing information. In this article, we will delve into the significance of ad hoc data sources in pharmacoepidemiological studies and explore some examples of their utilization.
PATH: PHARMD/ PHARMD NOTES/ PHARMD FIFTH YEAR NOTES/ PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS/ AD HOC DATA SOURCES.