PaTH provides an infrastructure for pragmatic clinical trials and observational studies that require populations beyond a single health system to answer important clinical questions. By combining populations, the PaTH Network can increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of patient data available to researchers and strengthen their study findings. Investigators inside and outside PaTH member institutions are eligible to propose research studies using PaTH data.
Data elements that are available are those specified by the PCORI Common Data Model (CDM) version 6.0, which includes variables defined in a standardized manner (e.g., sex, race, encounter dates, encounter types, weight, blood pressure, etc.).