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Purpose of XeDermaRegistry

a  “Xe-Derma Registry” is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data to evaluate specified outcomes for a burns surgery patients with Xe-Derma. 

Patient registry can provide a real-world view of clinical practice, patient outcomes, safety, and effectiveness and serve a number of evidence development and decision making purposes .

Patient registries and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have important and complementary roles in evaluating patient outcomes.  Patient registries collect data in a comprehensive manner (with few excluded patients) and therefore produce outcome results that may be generalizable to a wide range of patients.  They also evaluate care as it is actually provided, because care is not assigned, determined, or even recommended by a protocol. As a result, the outcomes reported may be more representative of what is achieved in real-world practice.

For a clinician, registry can collect data about cataract surgical treatment outcomes on large numbers of patients rapidly, thereby producing a real-world  picture of tretment.

For a medical device manufacturer, a registry might demonstrate the performance and safety of a product in the real world, meet a postmarketing study commitment, develop hypotheses, which will be useful for product development or new clinical trials design. 


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