The DSRU is highly unusual in its capability to conduct PASS studies in hospitals or specialist care. These studies follow our Specialist Cohort Event Monitoring (SCEM) methodology, which we created to address the need to provide safety studies in secondary care, specifically for patients who receive initial or all drug treatment in hospitals or hospital outpatient clinics.
For these hospital PASS studies, event data is gathered from medical records of consented patients by hospital prescribers or care teams. A team of DSRU regional study facilitators works with the NIHR CRN (National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network) and other networks across the UK to identify secondary or specialist care prescribers in the relevant speciality.
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