Data Sources for Heart Failure Comparative Effectiveness Research

Ying Xian, Bradley G. Hammill, Lesley H. Curtis

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Existing data sources for heart failure research offer advantages and disadvantages for comparative effectiveness research. Clinical registries collect detailed information about disease presentation, treatment, and outcomes on a large number of patients and provide the " real-world" population that is the hallmark of comparative effectiveness research. Data are not collected longitudinally, however, and follow-up is often limited. Large administrative datasets provide the broadest population coverage with longitudinal outcomes follow-up but lack clinical detail. Linking clinical registries with other databases to assess longitudinal outcomes holds great promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical registries
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Databases
  • Heart failure research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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