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Trials. 2007 Nov 26;8:38.

OMERACT: an international initiative to improve outcome measurement in rheumatology.

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Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Institute of Population Health, Ontario, Canada. tugwell.bb@uottawa.ca

Abstract

OMERACT is the acronym for an international, informally organized network initiated in 1992 aimed at improving outcome measurement in rheumatology. Chaired by an executive committee, it organizes consensus conferences in a 2-yearly cycle that circles the globe. Data driven recommendations are prepared and updated by expert working groups. Recommendations include core sets of measures for most of the major rheumatologic conditions. Since 2002 patients have been actively engaged in the process.

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