CDE Benefits


Nurse working with patient
Kathleen Hickey, Ed, RN, FNP, ANP, APNG working with a patient reprogramming his implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) which is used to treat/terminate any future arrhythmias.

How will the use of CDEs help advance nursing science and research?

  • Leveraging results across multiple studies
  • Access to larger samples
  • Support for secondary data analysis
  • Pooling common data increases statistical power
  • Answer important questions with more diverse sample
  • Compare groups with similar outcomes
  • Use of more sophisticated analyses
  • Understanding complex interactions across studies