Real-world data
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Real-world data (RWD) refers to data relating to patient health status and/or the delivery of health care routinely collected provided outside of a research setting. RWD may be collected from a variety of sources including the patient, clinician, registries, or electronic medical records.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient-Focused Drug Development Glossary
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices

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