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Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine initiative: clinical indicators

Guy Haller, Sohail Bampoe, Tim Cook, Lee A Fleisher, Michael PW Grocott, Mark Neuman, David Story, Paul S Myles, Paul Myles, Michael Grocott, Bruce Biccard, Jane Blazeby, Oliver Boney, Matthew Chan, Elisabeth Diouf, Lee Fleisher, Cor Kalkman, Andrea Kurz, Ramani Moonesinghe, Duminda Wijeysundera

British Journal of Anaesthesia | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Clinical indicators are powerful tools to quantify the safety and quality of patient care. Their validity is often unclear and definitions extremely heterogeneous. As part of the International Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative, this study aimed to derive a set of standardised and valid clinical outcome indicators for use in perioperative clinical trials. METHODS: We identified clinical indicators via a systematic review of the anaesthesia and perioperative medicine literature (PubMed/OVID, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library). We performed a three-stage Delphi consensus-gaining process that involved 54 clinician-researchers worldwide. Indicators were fir..

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