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secondary outcome measures 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

A term of art for outcome measures in a clinical trial which provide information on therapeutic effects of secondary importance, side effects, or tolerability.

Data on secondary outcomes are used to evaluate additional effects of the intervention not included in the primary outcome measure.

Synonyms Secondary end points, secondary outcome variables  

Reference BMJ 2010;340:c1938

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