Researchers and physicians have been using data-driven techniques to help treatment decisions. This year, data were used in ways to help the opioid crisis, patients with diabetes and patients with undiagnosed dementia.
There was also a push by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance the use of real-world data and evidence across drug and biologic development efforts. And real-world data were found to replicate clinical trials, which highlights its usefulness in real-world studies.
Author: Samara Rosenfeld