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Table 2 Example of an extract from an adverse drug reaction database where the reported outcome was death, and a potentially matching extract from an obituary table

From: Evaluating the risk of patient re-identification from adverse drug event reports

Report ID Age Gender Province Report date Drug name Reaction
1 42 F British 5 May 1998 TALWIN FOR INJECTION Suicide
Columbia
2 71 M Alberta 2 Jan 1998 MAXERAN Dehydration
3 34 M Ontario 21 Sept 1998 Procainamide Cardiac arrest
4 55 F Quebec 1 Apr 1998 Rifampin Congestive heart failure
5 38 F Nova 25 Nov 2004 Tegretol Non-accidental overdose
Scotia
6 44 M Ontario 23 Oct 2006 Penicillin Respiratory arrest
7 65 M Quebec 24 Jun 2001 Morphine Haemorrhage intracranial