RTI Health Solutions is pleased to offer access to the UK-based General
Practice Research Database* (GPRD). RTI-HS has provided GPRD analysis
and study design services since October 2002, and now we can conduct
the research on your behalf using our new MCA Level 4 license or assist
you with analysis projects using your own data license.
GPRD represents the world's largest computerized database of anonymized
longitudinal patient medical records from general-practice settings.
We understand the complexities of GPRD and can collaborate with you to
- Evaluate your safety questions
- Understand the natural history (e.g., associated co-morbidities)
of your company's key diseases,
- Understand drug switching and outcomes,
- Understand UK treatment patterns associated with diseases, and
- Understand the risk factors for outcomes associated with treatments.
Our expert staff is fully trained and skilled in GPRD utilization and
is assisted by a team of epidemiologists, statisticians, programmers,
clinicians, and health outcomes experts who know the UK healthcare system.
Contact any of the RTI-HS staff members listed below to discuss GPRD
and your specific project needs. For more information about GPRD in general,
visit MCA's GPRD web site at www.gprd.com,
and to learn more about RTI-HS's full range of services, visit our web
site at www.rtihs.org.
* The GPRD contains more than 35 million patient-years
of data from over 6 million patients enrolled in 600+ general practices
in England and Wales. The database spans 1988 through the present,
and during any given calendar year, an average of 1.5 to 2.5 million
individuals are available for study.
For a growing set of patients, the data stored in MCA's
Full Feature GPRD encompass information collected during general-practitioner
encounters, including diagnoses, symptoms, and outpatient procedures
such as laboratory tests; prescriptions; specialist referrals; hospitalizations
(date and reason for hospitalization); and preventive healthcare measures
such as immunizations, height, weight, blood pressure readings, and
queries about smoking status and alcohol consumption.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Andrews, PhD
Susan Eaton, MSPH, MT
Pat Tennis, PhD