Published August 23, 2021 | Version 1.0
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ACCESS-Background rate of adverse events-definition –Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  • 1. University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2. Spanish Medicines Agency
  • 3. Utrecht University


This document contains the definition of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and the operationalization to extract this event from different electronic health care databases in the EU, to calculate background rates of AESI

The document contains the key definition, procedures and treatments, the diagnosis codes based on Codemapper output with changes/additions by data access providers, and when available published validation studies and background rates


This study (ACCESS project) was funded by the European Medicines Agency



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