Evidence Based Child Health

Core outcome sets in Covid-19 research


This paper has just been published in Critical Care Medicine. Core outcome sets are an important way of ensuring trials measure the same outcomes and are more easily combined in systematic reviews and meta-analysis. That way we reduce research waste and develop new interventions which improve patient care more quickly. There is no area where this is more important or urgent than new treatments for COVID-19. 

Allison Tong (based in Sydney) led a global project which worked with clinicians and patients to produce a core outcome set for COVID, with a rapid completion which is unprecedented. Prof Smyth (and many others) helped!

View the Core Outcomes Set for Trials in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019

Posted on Tuesday 1st September 2020

The Evidence Based Child Health Group

Division of Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The University of Nottingham
E Floor, East Block, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 30611