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Real World Data is critically important

Real World Data is critically important

RWD is very different from data gathered in clinical trials. In clinical trials, strict basic conditions are applied to allow for the best comparability between patient groups and to avoid any risk. Therefore, patients with certain comorbidities are often excluded to minimize safety risks. When the results of clinical trials are positive, these patients may very well receive those treatments after health authority approval. Because the real-world looks different than clinical trials, it is important to gather this data as well.

Additionally, RWD contributes to identifying situations in which effective treatments are not yet available (unmet needs) and offers information about the long-term safety of each form of treatment in use. RWE derived from RWD may sometimes highlight topics needing a more extensive clinical research study.