- •Clinical outcome measures, up to now, have largely been chosen by clinicians with patients rarely involved in the process.
- •Core outcome sets, consisting of 6–15 outcomes, can improve representation in clinical studies for all key stakeholders.
- •This report outlines the methods and challenges of conducting European core outcome sets.
- •There are considerable barriers in developing European core outcome sets, including varying ethical requirements for survey work across Europe and translation for surveys and consensus meetings.
- •As a European vascular community, we need to produce these through collaborative efforts.
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