The Truven Health Analytics MarketScan® Research Databases contain real-world data for healthcare research and analytics. They provide access to fully integrated, de-identified, individual-level healthcare claims data that can be used to examine health economics and treatment outcomes. They are the gold standard in proprietary U.S. healthcare databases.
FLAGSHIP PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
The Truven Health MarketScan® Research Databases are a family of research data sets that fully integrate de-identified patient-level health data (medical, drug and dental), productivity (workplace absence, short- and long-term disability and workers' compensation), laboratory results, health risk assessments (HRAs), hospital discharges and electronic medical records (EMRs) into data sets available for healthcare research. Data are contributed by large employers, managed care organizations, hospitals, EMR providers, Medicare and Medicaid.
The MarketScan claims databases offer one of the largest convenience samples available in proprietary US databases-with nearly 240 million unique patients since 1995. In the most recent full data year, MarketScan claims databases contain healthcare data for more than 43.6 million covered lives and are large enough to allow creation of a nationally representative data sample of Americans with employer-provided health insurance. The size of the databases helps to maintain analytically sufficient cohort sizes when deep segmentation of patients is required, particularly for orphan diseases.
Truven's white paper, The Truven Health MarketScan® Databases for Health Services Researchers, provides more detailed information on MarketScan's offerings. Read about it here.
Truven Health Analytics MarketScan® Dissertation Support Program
MARKETSCAN RESEARCH ONLINE
Research based on MarketScan data has been published in more than 600 peer-reviewed articles in the past 5 years. We are helping researchers work faster and smarter by integrating and pre-summarizing data where possible and by offering online interfaces to improve access to the important insights that can be extracted from MarketScan data. Click here for more information on the MarketScan online tools.
MarketScan Research Spotlight
Browse MarketScan Bibliography
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