Journal article

Clinical indicators for reporting the effectiveness of patient quality and safety-related interventions: a protocol of a systematic review and Delphi consensus process as part of the international Standardised Endpoints for Perioperative Medicine initiative (StEP).

Sohail Bampoe, Tim Cook, Lee Fleisher, Michael PW Grocott, Mark Neuman, David Story, Paul Myles, Guy Haller

BMJ open | Published : 2018

Abstract

IntroductionClinical indicators are used to measure and quantify the safety and quality of patient care. They are also often used as endpoints in clinical trials. Definitions of clinical indicators in common use are extremely heterogeneous, limiting their applicability. As part of the international Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine initiative, this study will identify clinical indicators by systematically reviewing the anaesthesia and perioperative medicine literature, and will provide consensus, clinically useful definitions for those indicators using a Delphi process.Methods and analysisAn electronic database search will be conducted of Medline (PubMed/OVID), EMBASE and the ..

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