The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted health behaviors and utilization patterns of care in the U.S. and around the world. This has complicated real-world evidence generation for health economics and outcomes research studies which span the 2020-2021 time frame. Strategies to evaluate and account for these changes are needed to support observational research using real-world data.
- Describe the importance and use of real-world data and real-world evidence
- Review examples of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on real-world data and healthcare utilization patterns
- Discuss considerations for real world evidence generation using data spanning the COVID-19 pandemic