Progressing towards standard outcomes in gestational diabetes Cochrane reviews and randomised trials

Emily Bain, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A. Crowther

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Outcomes in gestational diabetes Cochrane protocols and reviews before and after development of 'standard outcomes' by WOMBAT (WOMen and Babies health and well-being: Action through Trials) were surveyed. An increase in 'common' outcomes (those prespecified by ≥50% of the protocols and reviews) over time was observed (2001-2009: 27 vs 2010-2014: 46). There were discrepancies in outcomes prespecified in reviews and reported by randomised trials. Efforts are needed to develop a core outcome set, to reduce research waste and improve health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • clinical trial
  • gestational diabetes
  • outcome assessment
  • research design
  • systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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