Optimizing the Value of Observational Studies

UBC helps optimize the value of observational studies

Optimizing the Value of Observational Studies

Unlike controlled studies, observational studies have the potential to collect data on thousands – even millions – of patients.  Increasingly, manufacturers are asked for information and data that only these kinds of studies can provide.   

Observational studies can be used to help manufacturers and their stakeholders understand the clinical, patient-centered, and economic burden of disease, as well as the value of different treatments in reducing that burden. 

These studies can be focused narrowly or broadly on various aspects of a disease, medical practice and healthcare resource use, as well as outcomes related to safety and effectiveness, as perceived by the clinician and patient.   Because observational studies have the potential to provide large amounts of data and information, it’s important that these studies are designed with clear objectives and they are executed in efficient and effective manner.

A new PharmaPhorum article by our experts explores the range of uses of observational studies and key lessons we’ve learned.  Click here to learn more about Optimizing the Value of Observational Studies.