Due to the funding or execution of studies by industry stakeholders and disagreements over methodological approaches, establishing and maintaining trust has been a major ongoing concern in HEOR studies. To this end, attempts have been made to standardize or improve methods, establish ethical codes of practice, and improve transparency in study reporting. Improving transparency, trust, and research replicability of real-world evidence studies is the focus of the recent article by Orsini et al. The authors assert that this is particularly important for those testing hypotheses for evaluating the effectiveness of treatments. Access the full article here.
(Source: Drummond, MF. Taking Steps Toward Transparency in Real-World Evidence Studies. Value in Health, Volume 23, Issue 9, 1119)