General Practice Research Database (UK)

The General Practice Research Database (GPRD) is a database of primary care records. It is a valuable tool for research because it contains comprehensive observational data that are collected from clinical practice. It is used in a broad range of health-related areas, namely, clinical epidemiology, disease management, disease patterns, outcomes of research, and the use of drugs.

This tool is a useful and high-value resource for and by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies because of the person-specific, high-quality longitudinal data that enable drug safety, research, and outcomes research. This capability is enhanced by the fact that data can be obtained from hospitals or disease registries.

Description of the GPRD

Heath care delivery in the United Kingdom is centered on the general practitioner (GP), with specialists offering help through referrals. ...

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