Using claims data for research is well established. However, most claims data analyses are focused on single countries. Multi-national approaches are scarce. The application of different anonymization techniques before data are shared for research as well as differences in the reimbursement systems hamper the use of claims data from multiple countries. This paper by the ADVOCATE team analyses data conflicts that occur when international claims data sets are used for research and develops a generic process to detect and resolve these conflicts.
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Haux C, Kalmus O, Trescher A, Gabel F, Listl S, Knaup P. Detecting and resolving data conflicts when using international claims data for research. Medical Informatics Europe 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/48742