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DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series - Sept 23 2021 - Prescribing Trends among Pediatric Outpatients in The United Kingdom: 1998-2018

“Prescribing Trends among Pediatric Outpatients in The United Kingdom: 1998-2018”


Presented by

Dr. Reem Masarwa

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University and the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology at the Lasy Davis Institute

Thursday, September 23, 2021 3- 4pm EST




The study project describes trends in drug utilization of 17 therapeutic categories commonly prescribed to children and adolescents in the UK between 1998 and 2018. Furthermore, this project describes changes in prescribing trends of specific drug classes of antibiotics, analgesics, and antidepressants among children and adolescents.


Learning Objectives: 


  1. Get familiar with prescribing trends among children and adolescents, and how they changed in the last 20 years.
  2. Explore hypothesis generating safety and effectiveness research questions that can inform clinical research and clinical practice.


Supporting Resources 

  • Sturkenboom M C J M, Verhamme K M C, NicolosiA, Murray M L, Neubert A, Caudri D et al. Drug use in children: cohort study in three European countries  BMJ  2008.      2. Gregory L. Kearns, Susan M. Abdel-Rahman, Sarah W. Alander, et al. Developmental Pharmacology — Drug Disposition, Action, and Therapy in Infants and Children.  NEJM. 2003.

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