Quintiles-Led Registries User’s Guide Published by AHRQ
Quintiles announced that the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published the third edition of “Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide.” Quintiles’ Real-World & Late Phase Research division has led this effort to create the patient registries reference since 2005. This publication provides a comprehensive guide to the design, operation, analysis and evaluation of patient registries. Nancy A. Dreyer, MPH, Ph.D., senior editor of the handbook and global chief of Scientific Affairs at Quintiles served as a senior editor for the project. In addition, Dr. Dreyer and Dr. Priscilla Velentgas, senior director of Epidemiology at Quintiles, are also senior editors of a second AHRQ User’s Guide, titled “Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research.”
The third edition of the registries user’s guide was created in collaboration with more than 240 individuals, representing industry, academia, government and patients. In total, there were 100 chapter contributors, 76 invited peer reviewers, plus public comment, and 109 case example contributors, with some individuals participating in multiple ways. The 11 new chapters address challenges related to design, operations, ethics, analysis, and legal and technical concerns, with topics including:
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