Description of Treatment Pathways in Chronic Diseases Using Large General Practitioner Longitudinal Data: The Example of Pharmaco-Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease in the United Kingdom

Description of Treatment Pathways in Chronic Diseases Using Large General Practitioner Longitudinal Data: The Example of Pharmaco-Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease in the United Kingdom

2013 Value in health

Guelfucci, F. | Neine, M. | Bineau, S. | Milea, D. | Aballea, S. | Volume: 16, Issue: 7, Pages: A583, Chronic Disease, database analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Parkinson Disease, united kingdom,

Identifying treatment pathways based on administrative data or electronic medical records is generally a complex task, as many incidental events may hide the key trends. The purpose of this study was to propose a transparent methodology for defining treatment pathways using a large longitudinal real life database. The application of two alternative algorithms with different variants in Parkinson’s disease (PD) was described.