This is a Public Use File for Prescription Drug Events drawn from the 2008 Beneficiary Summary File of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled during the calendar year 2008, and their associated Medicare claims. The most important aspects of this file are as follows, 1. 5 percent simple random sample drawn without replacement from 100 percent 2008 Beneficiary Summary File. 2. This sample is disjoint from the existing 5 percent CMS Research Sample and the other 2008 PUFs. 3. Sample contained 2,392,893 unique beneficiaries of which 1,265,691 had at least one PDE. There were 51,905,367 PDE in the initial sample file.
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