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Basic Stand Alone Medicare Prescription Drug Events PUF

Source: cms.gov

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.

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2017-02-10
Release Date
2017-02-10
Homepage URL
Identifier
362
Temporal Coverage
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 00:00 to Friday, December 31, 2010 - 00:00
License
Contact Name
Health Data Initiative
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
Data Quality
True
Harvested from cms.gov
Harvest Source Titlecms.gov
Harvest Source URIhttps://dnav.cms.gov/api/healthdata
Last Harvest PerformedMon, 04/23/2018 - 02:31
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