The Role of Registries in Nutrition Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Publish Date: 2012
Author(s): Jeffery P. Trotter

Abstract:

Observational patient registries can complement randomized clinical trials by focusing on the processes used and outcomes achieved in the real world. When carefully designed, registries can provide important insight into best practices that can achieve the best outcomes, while further examining the impact of critical variation that occurs in actual medical practice. Mr. Trotter explains that the most successful registries are exemplified by the involvement of a multidisciplinary group, with each member lending unique perspectives to the overall design. He also discusses the benefits and limitations of data from observational registries.
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Jeffery P. Trotter

Executive Vice President, Late Stage, inVentiv Health Clinical, USA
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