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Crack Project

CRACK Research Project

“Carry out a Repository for Administrative and Clinical data Knotting
Evaluating management and building evidence from real world health data”

 

Scientific Board
Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health’ investigators involved:
Giovanni Corrao
Giovanni Corrao
Dept of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Centre of Public Health, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Giancarlo Cesana
Giancarlo Cesana
Dept of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Research Centre of Public Health, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Carlo La Vecchia
Dept of Clinical Sciences and Community Health,, Unit of Medical Statistics and Biometrics, University of Milano – Dept of Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacologic Research, Milan, Italy

Giuseppe Mancia
Italian Institute for Auxology

The objective of the CRACK program is of implementing a repository through the integration of different data sources for addressing questions still open in the setting of chronic diseases relevant for clinics and public health.

We would like to emphasize that the repository does not imply the transferring the data from the place where they are stored from their owners (e.g. Italian Society of General Medicine), to a unique warehouse. Rather, the CRACK program is a procedure proposal for data drawing from several sources according to a specific protocol approved from the health authority and the scientific board. The questions we would like to answer through the use of the repository are related to diseases’ frequency and prognosis (prevalence, incidence, survival), drug utilization patterns and safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness profiles in ‘real world’ clinical practice.

Both, general methodological issues and specific clinical and public health questions will be investigated for increasing the value of the health data by exploiting them from the decision maker point of view. In other words, the main strategic aim of the CRACK program is of realising a flywheel which allows to the regional authority of obtaining solid data and strong evidence for addressing health policies.

The use of the term “flywheel” is justified by the fact that both health authority and research teams would benefit from the CRACK program. The health authority because a “zero-cost” instrument for addressing health policies should be obtained. The research teams because of availability of good-quality health data for scientific purposes. Finally, it is expected that the CRACK program boosts methodological and applicative research in the field of observational research (OR). Accordingly, training courses to will be carried out within CRACK program

For more information about CRACK PROJECT see the following link:
CRACK PROJECT

Preliminar results are showed in this abstract:

CRACK HR RISULTATI PRELIMINARI

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