PUYOU DE POUVOURVILLE Gérard, Belhassen Manon, Laforest Laurent, Brouard Jacques, de Blic Jacques, Fauroux Brigitte, Laigle Valérie, Chanut-Vogel Céline, Lamezec Liliane, Van Ganse Eric
This pilot study, conducted on a 1/97th representative sample of French claims data, prepared a project to assess the effectiveness of Montelukast (MTL-4) as add-on therapy for asthma in infants (6–24 months) compared to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), based on real-world data. Due to the very recent opening of French claims data for effectiveness research, and the complex structure of this data source, we first tested the feasibility of identifying infants with asthma and outcome criteria, and the ability to perform relevant comparisons.
BELHASSEN, M., PUYOU DE POUVOURVILLE, G., LAFOREST, L., BROUARD, J., DE BLIC, J., FAUROUX, B. … VAN GANSE, E. (2015). Effectiveness of Montelukast on asthma control in infants: methodology of a French claims data study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 15(Art. 51).