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Overview of Real-World Data in Japan

Utilization of Real-World Data in Japan

Utilization of Real-World Data started in early 2000s in Japan. Since then, claims data has been the mainstream but other health-related data such as EMR or PHR is also accumulated and used recently.

Advantages & limitations of each real-world database

There are advantages and limitations depending on the combination of data type and data source.

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Characteristics of real-world database available in Japan

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Source : Modified from “Survey of Japanese databases in Japan available for clinical/pharmaco- epidemiology”, Japanese Society for Pharmacoepidemiology