Observational Studies

Observational Studies

In observational studies, HI-MAG investigates standardized diagnostic and treatment processes within the routine patient care where in contrast to controlled clinical trials the independent variable is not under the control of the researcher because of ethical concerns or logistical constraints. Through the University Hospital Leipzig treatment centers, treatment-accompanying data are collected and can be analyzed if appropriate patient consent has been provided prior to data collection. Data collection is not restricted to certain treatment protocols, patient characteristics or time points. The analysis of this data allows the exploitation of established diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms or treatments. HI-MAG pursues the entire spectrum of observational studies including case-control, cross-sectional, and longitudinal studies.