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Obtaining reliable data on patient mortality is a critical challenge facing observational researchers seeking to conduct studies using real-world data. As these analyses are conducted more broadly using newly-available sources of real-world evidence, missing data can serve as a rate-limiting factor. We conducted a comparison of mortality data sources from different stakeholder perspectives - academic medical center (AMC) informatics service providers, AMC research coordinators, industry analytics professionals, and academics - to understand the strengths and limitations of differing mortality data sources: locally generated data from sites conducting research, data provided by governmental sources, and commercially available data sets. Researchers seeking to conduct observational studies using extant data should consider these factors in sourcing outcomes data for their populations of interest.


Journal article


Amia ... annual symposium proceedings. amia symposium

Publication Date





634 - 640


Information Technologies & Services Department, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY.


Humans, Academic Medical Centers, Information Sources