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Table 1 Components of our linking model between individual case reporting and the real world

From: Computing limits on medicine risks based on collections of individual case reports

Variable Type of entities being counted Context
N x R Reports on X Database
N xy R Reports on X together with Y Database
N x A Adverse episodes that follow exposure to X Real world
N xy A Adverse episodes that follow exposure to X and that include Y Real world
N x E Exposures to X Real world
N xy E Exposures to X followed by at least one adverse episode that includes Y Real world
  1. X and Y are the drug and adverse event of interest, respectively.