Prevalence and Access of Secondary Source Medication Data: Evaluation of the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI).


Journal Article

Medication non-adherence is a major public health issue, and measuring non-adherence is a crucial step toward improving it. A paucity of retrievable data prevents researchers from effectively measuring, tracking and sharing outcomes on medication management. High quality data derived from prescribing patterns, including behavioral and technology-based interventions, is necessary to support meaningful use, improve publicly reported quality metrics, and develop strategies to improve medication management. Electronic health records make medication data more numerous and accessible, yet the reliability and utility of electronically available data elements that reflect adherence has not been well established. We sought to explore the types of medication-related data captured over time in a series of patient encounters (n=5500) in a population-based intervention in four U.S. counties in the SouthEastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI). The purpose was to evaluate data generated through routine healthcare delivery that are repurposed (ie, "secondary use") for research/QI/population health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Granger, BB; Staton, M; Peterson, L; Rusincovitch, SA

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2015 /

Start / End Page

  • 66 - 70

PubMed ID

  • 26306240

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26306240

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2153-4063

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2153-4063


  • eng