Real-world evidence (RWE) demonstration projects are instrumental for global health technology assessment (HTA) organizations developing standards for the generation and use of RWE. Ashley Jaksa and Nirosha Mahendraratnam Lederer, authors of a recent publication in the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research reviewed several RWE demonstration programs. They highlight the importance of study design and relevant real-world data (RWD) collection.
In an interview with the authors, Jaksa said, “Your data has to be fit for purpose—that’s at least 50 percent of the RWE ballgame. If your data is not fit for purpose, there’s no sense in you passing go. That in itself is one of the key learnings from a lot of these demonstration projects: we have to have the right data, and there is still a lot we can do to increase and improve the foundation of data we have.”
Read the entire interview here.
(Source: Aetion, November 18th, 2021)