Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) data facilitates study of Parkinson’s Disease and Depression

UBC graduate Kimberly Singian, RN, MSN, with co-authors, Dr. Morgan Price, Dr. Vicky Bungay, and Dr. Sabrina Wong, analysed the associations between Parkinson’s disease, depression, and related medications. The study was made possible by the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN), which extracts data from a variety of electronic medical records (EMRs) in use across Canada, with input from more than a thousand family physicians and nurse practitioners, and creates a repository of clinical EMR data from over a million patients. It is then possible to pull together data from patients across Canada who have similar diagnoses.

Read full summary and the CMAJ article here

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