Real World Data

Healthcare cost trajectories during the last year of life

A national population administrative secondary care data linkage study People who are nearing the end of life are high users of hospital services. The absolute cost to providers and its value  is uncertain. There is a need to identify which groups of people spend a lot of time in hospital so that care can be […]

A natural experiment using Real World Data

Estimating the effectiveness of chemotherapy in breast cancer Half of breast cancers are in women over the age of 65, but the average age in trials is closer to 50 and only very fit and healthy women are typically eligible for trials. It is unknown if chemotherapy benefits seen in clinical trials are the same […]

Treatment sequencing in metastatic breast cancer

Edinburgh Cancer Centre Oncology Specialty Registrar Ashley Horne @AshHorne1983 used data visualisation to demonstrate the power of Scottish prescribing data for complex treatment sequencing in metastatic breast cancer at the 2019 European Society of Medical Oncology annual conference.  Full poster:   ESMO_2019_Optimized

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