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Prevalence of Avoidable and Bias-Inflicting Methodological Pitfalls in Real-World Studies of Medication Safety and Effectiveness
This paper focuses on recognizing methodological flaws in RWE studies so that researchers can avoid these flaws by identifying them ahead of time – not just after a study is complete.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real-World Health Data and Research
This white paper provides key health care stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, payers and regulators, with a broad view of how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted real-world data (RWD…
Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier and…
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?
This NPC study explored the use of value-based arrangements as a mechanism for cost containment in the United States, noting the strengths and limitations of these tools.
U.S. Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges
A peer-reviewed study assessed changes in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways, and reviewed the latest evidence on integration of pathways with value-based care initiatives…
Patient-Community Perspectives on Real-World Evidence: Enhancing Engagement, Understanding, and Trust
Researchers found that while most patient organizations were initially unaware of real-world evidence (RWE) and its actual or potential uses, they recognized the ability of RWE to provide relevant…
Are Payers Ready to Address the Financial Challenges Associated with Gene Therapy?
NPC and the Analysis Group conducted market research to explore payer views of the potential roles that existing and new alternative payment approaches could play in managing the financial risk and…
Peer-reviewed Journal Editors' Views on Real-world Evidence
A study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care reveals that real-world evidence is considered valuable by the editors of peer-reviewed journals—if it meets…
Real-World Evidence: Useful in the Real World of United States Payer Decision-Making? How? When? And What Studies?
Research published in Value in Health on real-world evidence provides a deeper understanding of when and how managed care organizations use RWE in decision-making, and how to increase its use.
Information Wanted: Finding the Balance in Pharmaceutical Evidence Exchange With Payers and Providers
Payers and providers were surveyed to understand the type of health care economic information (HCEI) they desire and value in the current and future health care environment, as well as the potential…
Health Plan Use of Patient Data: From the Routine to the Transformational
As the abundance and variety of patient data elements and sources continue to grow, health plans seek opportunities to deepen insights from multiple sources of patient data to shape care delivery,…
Is Real World Evidence Used in P&T Monographs and Therapeutic Class Reviews?
Payers infrequently used real-world evidence (RWE), or information on how treatments work in the real world, to guide their medication coverage and reimbursement decisions, according to research…
Designing Successful Bundled Payment Initiatives
The National Pharmaceutical Council led a study that identified three principles intended to maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative consequences of bundled payments.
Data, Data Everywhere, But Access Remains a Big Issue for Researchers
This study captures the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers. These limitations can make it harder to conduct high…
Why Is Broader Access to Publicly Funded Data Important?
This infographic illustrates the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers.
Care Pathways in U.S. Health Care Settings: Current Successes and Limitations, and Future Challenges
Care pathways, also known as clinical pathways or integrated care pathways, are typically characterized as a method for managing patient care based on clinical practice guidelines, with the main…
Developing Evidence that is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue
A study published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a framework developed by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and AcademyHealth that could help…
Individual Treatment Effects: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice, and Policy
This research outlines a framework and policy considerations to help health care stakeholders understand when it is important take patients’ individual treatment responses into account when making…
CER Collaborative: Series of Questionnaires to Guide Decision-makers in Reviewing Studies
Three peer-reviewed articles offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies.
The GRACE Checklist for Rating the Quality of Observational Studies of Comparative Effectiveness: A Tale of Hope and Caution
With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of research that will support future health care decision-making, a group of researchers…