At Research in Real Life, we conduct observational database research to investigate real world evidence for the comparative effectiveness and safety of different medical interventions for the treatment of disease. We specialize in establishing true disease burden and factors associated with poorly controlled disease and adverse outcomes.

A deeper understanding of the burden of disease and risk-factors for poorly controlled disease as well as understanding the effectiveness of drugs and patient management strategies in real life can drive better disease management and lead to better patient outcomes.

Research in Real Life’s studies are registered on research registers and published in key, peer-reviewed health journals. We work closely with academic, professional and industry partners to establish clear standards for high quality real life research, especially in the areas of observational database studies. Having strongly established its expertise in the study of asthma and COPD, Research in Real Life’s work now extends into other disease areas, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and allergies.

RiRL News

Effectiveness of initiating extrafine-particle- versus fine-particle ICS as asthma therapy in the Netherlands

Traditional RCTs aim to establish a clear cause-and-effect relationship between an intervention and an outcome. Although asthma RCTs have high internal validity, a problem is click here to read more.

In Press: Rhinitis prescribing patterns in the UK

As a disease, allergic rhinitis is one of the most under-estimated, in terms of its impact, severity, treatment and cost. Alice Durieux, a RiRL Researcher, click here to read more.