Journal article

Review article: A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part VI. Measuring what matters: Core outcome sets in emergency medicine research

Simon Craig, Andis Graudins, Stuart R Dalziel, Colin Ve Powell, Franz E Babl

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

In this series we address important topics for clinicians who participate in research as part of their work in the ED. The overarching goal of clinical research is to improve care and determine which treatment is best. Yet, defining and measuring outcomes - what is 'best' - can be one of the most difficult steps in the design of a study, in particular when answers to research questions cannot be captured in simple binary results. This article addresses how to choose outcome measures and highlights the increasingly important concept of core outcome sets.

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Canberra, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

FEB is receiving grant support via the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine GNT1058560, Canberra, Australia; and supported by the State Government of Victoria's Infrastructure Support Programme, Melbourne, Australia. FEB's time was part funded by a grant from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne, Australia, aMelbourne Children's Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia; and a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship, Canberra, Australia.SC is supported by the Al Spilman Early Career Research Grant, from the ACEM foundation (2017).