Research using CPRD data has informed drug safety guidance and clinical practice and resulted in over 2,000 peer-reviewed publications.

The CPRD bibliography is updated on a monthly basis (last updated 3 April 2019) and papers are listed below.

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S. R. Pye, Sheppard, T., Joseph, R. M., Lunt, M., Girard, N., Haas, J. S., Bates, D. W., Buckeridge, D. L., van Staa, T. P., Tamblyn, R., and Dixon, W. G., Assumptions made when preparing drug exposure data for analysis have an impact on results: An unreported step in pharmacoepidemiology studies, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, vol. 27, pp. 781-788, 2018.
R. M. Joseph, van Staa, T. P., Lunt, M., Abrahamowicz, M., and Dixon, W. G., Exposure measurement error when assessing current glucocorticoid use using UK primary care electronic prescription data, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2018.
D. E. Robinson, van Staa, T. P., Dennison, E. M., Cooper, C., and Dixon, W. G., The limitations of using simple definitions of glucocorticoid exposure to predict fracture risk: A cohort study, Bone, vol. 117, pp. 83-90, 2018.
R. M. Joseph, Ray, D. W., Keevil, B., van Staa, T. P., and Dixon, W. G., Low salivary cortisol levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis exposed to oral glucocorticoids: a cross-sectional study set within UK electronic health records, RMD Open, vol. 4, p. e000700, 2018.
R. Costello, Jacklin, C., M. Evans, J., McBeth, J., and Dixon, W. G., Representativeness of a digitally engaged population and a patient organisation population with rheumatoid arthritis and their willingness to participate in research: a cross-sectional study, RMD Open, vol. 4, p. e000664, 2018.
R. M. Joseph, Soames, J., Wright, M., Sultana, K., van Staa, T. P., and Dixon, W. G., Supplementing electronic health records through sample collection and patient diaries: A study set within a primary care research database, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, vol. 27, pp. 239-242, 2018.
R. Costello, Winthrop, K. L., Pye, S. R., Brown, B., and Dixon, W. G., Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Immunosuppressive Therapy in the UK: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using Data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, PLoS One, vol. 11, p. e0153848, 2016.
G. Karystianis, Sheppard, T., Dixon, W. G., and Nenadic, G., Modelling and extraction of variability in free-text medication prescriptions from an anonymised primary care electronic medical record research database, BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, vol. 16, p. 18, 2016.
M. Movahedi, Costello, R., Lunt, M., Pye, S. R., Sergeant, J. C., and Dixon, W. G., Oral glucocorticoid therapy and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a retrospective cohort study, Eur J Epidemiol, vol. 31, pp. 1045-1055, 2016.
R. Tamblyn, Girard, N., Dixon, W. G., Haas, J., Bates, D. W., Sheppard, T., Eguale, T., Buckeridge, D., Abrahamowicz, M., and Forster, A., Pharmacosurveillance without borders: electronic health records in different countries can be used to address important methodological issues in estimating the risk of adverse events, J Clin Epidemiol, vol. 77, pp. 101-111, 2016.
M. Movahedi, Beauchamp, M. E., Abrahamowicz, M., Ray, D. W., Michaud, K., Pedro, S., and Dixon, W. G., Risk of Incident Diabetes Mellitus Associated With the Dosage and Duration of Oral Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis Rheumatol, vol. 68, pp. 1089-98, 2016.
R. M. Joseph, Movahedi, M., Dixon, W. G., and Symmons, D. P., Smoking-Related Mortality in Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), vol. 68, pp. 1598-1606, 2016.
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