This Test-Case is focused on designing, collecting, and examining real-world data (RWD) about the novel application of an endovascular stent graft for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. Stent grafts prevent aneurysms from rupturing and potentially causing death.
This project used three unique data sources and a specific case identification algorithm to study new ways surgeons have adapted an existing stent graft. Data was collected from three RWD sources: the Vascular Quality Initiative (a Coordinated Registry Network that is part of MDEpiNet), a statewide clinical research network (OneFlorida), and a regional quaternary health system (DukeHealth).
The project leaders for this Test-Case discussed the focus, execution, and findings of the study at the NEST Forum. Below are some key takeaways from the presentation: