The Rochester Epidemiology Project: Exploiting the capabilities for population-based research in rheumatic diseases

Hilal Maradit Kremers, Elena Myasoedova, Cynthia S. Crowson, Guergana Savova, Sherine E. Gabriel, Eric L. Matteson

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Abstract

The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a patient record-based database based upon a medical records-linkage system for all residents of the Olmsted County, MN, USA. This comprehensive system includes all health-care providers of patients resident in this geographically defined region. It uniquely enables long-term population-based studies of all medical conditions occurring in this population; their incidence and prevalence; permits examination of disease risk and protective factors, health resource utilization and cost as well as translational studies in rheumatic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-15
Number of pages10
JournalRheumatology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Cost
  • Epidemiology
  • Health sciences research
  • Outcomes
  • Registry
  • Rheumatic diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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