durcomp.dispensing: Example dispensing events for 16 patients.

Description Usage Format

Description

A sample dataset containing dispensing events (one per row) for 16 patients over a period of roughly 24 months (1794 events in total). This is the appropriate format to compute event durations with the compute_event_durations function. Each row represent an individual dispensing record for a specific dose of a specific medication for a patient at a given date. Visit number and Duration are optional, and more than one column to group medications can be supplied (such as Form or Unit).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 1794 rows and 6 variables:

ID

integer here; patient unique identifier. Can also be string.

DATE.DISP

Date here;the dispensing event date, by default in the yyyy-mm-dd format. Can also be string.

ATC.CODE

character; the medication type, according to the WHO ATC classification system. This can be a researcher-defined classification depending on study aims (e.g., based on therapeutic use, mechanism of action, chemical molecule, or pharmaceutical formulation). The compute_event_durations function will match prescribed medication to dispensed medications based on this variable.

UNIT

integer; the unit of the dispensed dose. This is optional and can be used as a separate variable to match between prescription and dispensing events.

FORM

character; the galenic form of the dispensed preparation. This is optional and can be used as a separate variable to match between prescription and dispensing events.

TOTAL.DOSE

numeric; the total dispensed dose supplied at this medication event (e.g., 5000 for 10 tables of 500 mg).


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