Term: Index Date (Drugs)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-25

Definition:

Usually assigned to the start of the "new use" of a prescription drug as registered on the Drug Program Information Network (DPIN).

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References 

  • Metge C, Kozyrskyj A, Dahl M, Yogendran M, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Focussing on Appropriate Utilization. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)