From RCTs to RWE: The tricky second album

By MHP Health

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have long-enjoyed recognition as the gold standard of medical evidence. However, in cost-constrained and increasingly payer-led health systems, questions are being asked of new treatments which RCTs cannot answer.

Real world evidence (RWE), large datasets that track treatments in normal practice, is part of the answer. New research from MHP reports the views of over 1,000 UK primary care professionals and cautions that important opportunities will be missed if development of RWE focuses too narrowly on powering debates on the value of new treatments.

 

   MHP Health Tricky Second Album