A group of researchers from around the world have proposed a new framework for the use of healthcare data in research. The framework, published in several journals, guides researchers in several aspects of healthcare usage, such as transparency, quality assessment, and more. The team constructing the framework consisted of stakeholders from healthcare, government, research, and patient advocacy groups
According to Professor Dipak Kotecha of the University of Birmingham, “With the support of patients and the public, routinely collected healthcare information provides an exciting opportunity to answer important clinical questions in populations representative of our communities. Our ability to apply findings from studies that use these data sources is critically dependent on transparency at every stage. This international framework will enable robust and effective use of healthcare data for clinical research and provide those working in this field with guidance on how to design better studies for maximal benefit to patient care.”
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(Source: September 28th, 2022)