PharmacoEpidemiology and Economic Research Group


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Data used in PEER Group Projects

  1. Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program (100%)
  2. ALL Kids (low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children under age 19 in Alabama) data for 1998-2014
  3. 100% of inpatient and skilled nursing facility Medicare claims for 2000-2008
  4. 100% of Myocardial Infarction (MI) Medicare claims for 2006-2014
  5. MarketScan (data aggregator of various, large U.S. health plans including biometric and laboratory data) for 2006-2014, and Medcaid 2011-2016
  6. Medicare 5% random sample of all beneficiaries for the years 1999-2016
  7. Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, (100% of claims), 2000-2016
  8. Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data, linked to person-level Medicare claims data
  9. Medicare Inpatient records linked to the OPTIMIZE-HF heart failure study
  10. Medicare Inpatient, Outpatient and Part D claims data linked to the REGARDS cohort
  11. Medicaid (MAX) - 100% and 5% sample data for selected years, 1999-2005
  12. Other public use databases (e.g. NHANES, NAMCS)
  13. Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) tumor registry data for various cancers, linked to Medicare claims
  14. Various commercial insurance claims databases (e.g. United Healthcare/i3, Aetna, VIVA)



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