Can we put in Drug_Exposure drugs, which are expected to be administered in the future?
Please see the explanation below.
We put source data on medications ordered and not directly linked to an drug administration to CDM Drug_Exposure with type concept_id equal 38000177 (‘Prescription written’ drugs).
These information hasn’t been excluded due to the our intention to keep all possible information. There are dates in future and here we allow future dates within a year.
The ‘Prescription written’ drug records dates were not included in Observation Period. And because of this, we have records in CDM Drug_Exposure having dates outside valid Observation Period. There are relatively few such records.
We’ve suggested that it is better to take these records too. Since we have a small dataset with two cancer diseases and it is important which medications and the line of therapy were prescribed for treatment or palliative care.
If necessary, the researcher may later exclude these records by drug_type_concept_id value.
I like this solution but please write any thoughts about it.
Whether it is acceptable and whether it is a good solution or not?
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