Opportunities and challenges in using real-world data for health care

Vivek A. Rudrapatna, Atul J. Butte
2020 Journal of Clinical Investigation  
Real-world data (RWD) continue to emerge as a new source of clinical evidence. Although the best-known use case of RWD has been in drug regulation, RWD are being generated and used by many other parties, including biopharmaceutical companies, payors, clinical researchers, providers, and patients. In this Review, we describe 21 potential uses for RWD across the spectrum of health care. We also discuss important challenges and limitations relevant to the translation of these data into evidence.
doi:10.1172/jci129197 pmid:32011317 fatcat:qtlfndr3ljgfhmcfwnids42hky