New AF outcome measures take patients' views on board

Patient-reported outcomes such as exercise tolerance, emotional functioning and ability to work are important, authors say

International experts have developed a standard set of outcome measures for patients with AF that includes patient-reported outcomes intended to improve the quality and delivery of care.

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The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement put together a working group from 11 countries, comprising clinicians, registry experts, epidemiologists, research scientists and six patients and patient representatives.

Meetings were held by teleconference to select 18