Aetna Data Description

Aetna Data Description

NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network

​Years of data available ​2008-2017
Total enrollees in research database: All years ​18.8 million
​Total enrollees in research database: Most recent year ​3.6 million medical members, as of 6/30/2017
​Age distribution (%): Most recent year
​0-18 years ​19
​19-44 years ​50
​45-64 years ​30
​65+ ​1
​Data models available ​Sentinel Common Data Model (CDM)
​Health plan/health system description ​Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, Medicare plans, Medicaid services, and medical management capabilities.
​Collaboration requirements and additional information ​Aetna requires contractual agreements that include but are not limited to the safeguarding of Aetna data and confidential information, right of refusal to participate in data activities or projects, payment of work, review of manuscripts prior to publication and use of Aetna name.
​Research capabilities ​Aetna has a broad range of health service researchers with extensive experience in retrospective observational and prospective randomized study design as well as development of predictive models. The goal of the evaluations is to quantify financial and non-financial outcomes of Aetna programs, products, and services, and to demonstrate their value to Aetna and its customers.

Citation:

NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network (DRN): Aetna Data Description. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: http://www.rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/nih-collaboratory-distributed-research-network-1/aetna/. Updated April 3, 2018.