OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Safety Working Group objective was to identify harm domains from existing outcome measurements in rheumatology.
METHODS: Systematically searching the MEDLINE database on January 24, 2017, we identified full-text articles that could be used for harm outcomes in rheumatology. Domains/items from the identified instruments were described and the content synthesized to provide a preliminary framework for harm outcomes.
RESULTS: From 435 possible references, 24 were read in full text and 9 were included: 7 measurement instruments were identified. Investigation of domains/items revealed considerable heterogeneity in the grouping and approach.
CONCLUSION: The ideal way to assess harm aspects from the patients' perspective has not yet been ascertained.
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|
- Adverse events
- Core outcome set