Extracting Electronic Health Record Data on Use of Psychotropic Medications in DBPNet: Costs, Feasibility, and Practice Variation.

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The EHR data collection study extracted data on the diagnoses children received and the psychotropic medications prescribed at 3 DBPNet sites for visits between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011. The study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using EHR data for research on the clinical practices and variation in clinical practices across sites.

Participating Sites: Boston Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center



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