Developing a Core Outcome Set for Hospital Deprescribing Trials
In order to test whether the CHARMER deprescribing intervention is effective, we need to know what outcomes are the most important for us to measure. We have developed a Core Outcome Set for hospital deprescribing trials, which is a minimum set of outcomes that should be measured in all studies testing whether a hospital deprescribing intervention is effective. This will help researchers and policy makers to easily compare different hospital deprescribing interventions because they will all have been tested using the same outcomes.
We developed the Core Outcome Set collaboratively with our 200 stakeholders of older people and informal carers, healthcare professionals, hospital managers and researchers from around the world. We started with 113 potentially important outcomes and our stakeholders chose the following six to include in the final Core Outcome Set: