Cohort studies are a fundamental research design in pharmacoepidemiology that allow researchers to study the effects of medications and other exposures over time. These studies follow a group of individuals, known as a cohort, and collect data on their medication use, health outcomes, and other relevant factors. By examining the long-term associations between exposures and outcomes, cohort studies provide valuable insights into medication safety, effectiveness, and population health. In this article, we will explore the significance of cohort studies in pharmacoepidemiology, their methodology, strengths, limitations, and their contributions to advancing our understanding of medication utilization and patient outcomes.
PATH: PHARMD/ PHARMD NOTES/ PHARMD FIFTH YEAR NOTES/ PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS/ COHORT STUDIES.