Survey and Core Outcomes Program for Extracorporeal Support

Extracorporeal support for critically ill patients has increased over the past decade but there remains inconsistency in the definitions used to report what is being used and the outcome measures of extracorporeal research projects. We will conduct systematic reviews to define the scope of the problem and conduct a Delphi process to gain consensus for core outcomes in this area.


A/Prof Carol Hodgson (Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University, Australia; International ECMO Network) - Principal Investigator
Prof Eddy Fan (University of Toronto, Canada;International ECMO Network )- Principal Investigator
Aidan Burrell (Alfred Hospital, Australia)
Vin Pellegrino (Alfred Hospital, Australia
Dan Brodie (New York Presbeterian Hospital, International ECMO Network)

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Planning
Date: July 2015 - January 2019
Funding source(s): Hearts of ECMO, USA

Health Area

Disease Category: Heart & circulation

Disease Name: Cardiac and Respiratory Failure

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 100

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Device

Stakeholders Involved

- Charities
- Clinical experts
- Conference participants
- Consumers (caregivers)
- Consumers (patients)
- Device manufacturers
- Economists
- Epidemiologists
- Methodologists
- Patient/ support group representatives
- Researchers
- Service providers
- Statisticians

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- COS for practice
- Recommendations for outcome measures (measurement/how)


- Consensus conference
- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process
- Focus group(s)
- Interview
- Semi structured discussion
- Survey
- Systematic review

Systematic reviews, Semi structured discussion: roundtable,Semi structured discussion: meeting(s), survey and Delphi process