Researchers introduce template for planning and reporting on real-world evidence study implementation

Resulting from a public–private collaboration, researchers have developed a structured template for the planning and reporting on real-world evidence study implementation, intended to function as a guiding tool for conducting reproducible real-world evidence studies, including those concerning the safety and effectiveness of interventions. A description of the template and how it compares with existing checklists, entitled ‘Structured Template and Reporting Tool for Real-World Evidence’ (STaRT-RWE), which has been endorsed by the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (MD, USA) and the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative, has been published in the BMJ. Many real-world evidence studies make secondary use of routinely collected data...

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