The Four Domains of Data

Following on from our recent article, Why Real-World Evidence? (which can be found here). This week we take a look at the what data is available for medical research. We hope this will be a useful framework to utilise when trying to decide how best to answer your questions. The next obvious step is to try and work out how to answer them. The simplest way of doing this is to work out what variables you need to test your question, decide on a rough budget, and then consider the options. From my point of view, I find the most effective prism for this assessment comes as the Four Domains of data (see below) which includes all data types and sources possible.

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CK Aspire attending Evidence Europe 2017

We are attending Evidence Europe at the Victoria Park Plaza in London on the 22-23rd of February. For those of you who have not come across the Evidence series of conferences, they are one of the worlds premier Real-World Evidence conferences featuring many thought leaders from across the industry.

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Why Real-World Evidence

In a recent edition of ‘Trends’ entitled ‘Real-World Evidence Revolution’, Paul Simms (Chairman of eyeforpharma) articulated a thought I have had running through my head for a while now:

“… the health economy is changing fast, moving from measuring inputs (e.g. number of patients seen, pills sold ect.) to outputs (most importantly, patient outcomes).”

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CK Aspire is shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards

CK Aspire submitted an entry into the Nursing Times Awards for our Domiciliary Research Team involved in the Salford Lung Study earlier this year. The short list has been announced and it’s fantastic to say that their entry has been shortlisted in the clinical research nursing category.

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