Before we delve into a day of a Real World Evidence (RWE) Consultant you may ask “What is RWE?”. Good question!
In a court room, having evidence may throw a case one way or another and the same applies to the funding of medicines. Having meaningful evidence, demonstrating the benefit of a medicine or device, may influence who can access it and how often healthcare professionals prescribe it.
RWE is evidence obtained from ‘real world’ data which is outside of randomised controlled trials and can be used to support payer decision-making, educate healthcare professionals and elevate the patient voice. It may include demonstrating the relative effectiveness of a medicine compared with current treatments, an evaluation of a current service, patient preference for treatment administration or perhaps exploring the hospital resource use of a group of patients. The list goes on!
As a RWE Consultant at OPEN VIE you work with a variety of clients across a vast range of therapy areas. I’m currently working across rare haematological conditions, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease … to name a few.
It’s fair to say no two days are the same as a RWE Consultant, something which I love about my job. Today I’m working out of the Marlow office, but may base myself out of the London office later in the week.