Core Outcome Set for Burns

Improvements in burns care means that more patients than ever survive the initial injury, but we cannot use survival alone as a measure of how good care is. Currently however clinicians and researchers all use different measures to assess how successful different treatments have been. This makes it nearly impossible to compare the success of one treatment to another and to therefore distinguish those treatments that are effective from those that are not. This project, led by the University of Bristol, aims to establish a single set of key outcomes that all researchers and clinicians report on, making it easy to compare burns treatments.