Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Safer Care Transitions in Mental Health

General Information

Around 10% of patient safety incidents happen at the time when service-users are transferring care. However, there is little research into how to make these transitions safer. The research that has been conducted d identified in the systematic literature review is difficult to draw conclusions from or compare as each researcher measures different things. We want to gather the opinions of various stakeholder groups: service users, family members/carers, researchers, mental health professionals and end-users of research (commissioners, charities policy makers etc.). We will use a systematic review and semi-structured questionnaire followed by a Delphi to understand views about discharge from an acute mental health ward. We aim to gather consensus about the outcomes that are most important to measure in interventions focused on discharge from an acute mental health ward.

PI: Professor Justin Waring and Professor Stephen Campbell
Supervisor: Dr Nicola Wright
Natasha Tyler

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
April 2018 - April 2019
Funding source(s):
Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

Health Area

Disease Category
Mental health

Disease Name

Target Population

Age Range
18 - 65


Nature / type of Intervention


Consensus meeting
Delphi process
Literature review
Systematic review

Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Consumers (caregivers)
Consumers (patients)
Patient/ support group representatives
Policy makers
Service users

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research

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