17th edition of RedETSA's Webinars Program – RedETSA

17th edition of RedETSA's Webinars Program

‘’Big data and Real World Evidence’’


  • Date: May 26th, 2017
  • Speaker: Augusto Afonso Guerra Jr. of the General University of Minas Gerais,  from the the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil
  • Theme: The aim of the webinar was to explore the importance of the origin of the data in health technology assessments. The webinar discussed the difference between randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and real-world evidence (RWE) in the use of administrative and epidemiological databases to measure effectiveness. Although RWE can be very complex, it provides an understanding of health settings which is difficult to achieve through RCTs. This RWE could serve to ensure that health systems are achieving the expected results through the incorporation of health technologies. Afonso Guerra Jr. used a case study from Brazil of Big Data in the evaluation of health technologies.
  • Language: Portuguese, without translation

*Available in Portuguese only*

The webinar is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/Xakk0G2td7U