Abstract: Use of common data model to meaningfully compare patients diagnosed and treated for depression among disparate databases.

 

Abstract: Use of common data model to meaningfully compare patients diagnosed and treated for depression among disparate databases.

Use of a Common Data Model (CDM) to standardize data format and assumptions facilitates consistent and efficient application of research methods across disparate data sources, producing meaningfully comparable results. This study compared patient and treatment characteristics for patients diagnosed with depression in 2008-09 across multiple observational databases, after all source data was transformed into a CDM format.