Objective: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Safety Working Group objective was to identify harm domains from existing outcome measurements in rheumatology.
Methods: Systematically searching the MEDLINE database on January 24, 2017, we identified full-text articles that could be used for harm outcomes in rheumatology. Domains/items from the identified instruments were described and the content synthesized to provide a preliminary framework for harm outcomes.
Results: From 435 possible references, 24 were read in full text and 9 were included: 7 measurement instruments were identified. Investigation of domains/items revealed considerable heterogeneity in the grouping and approach.
Conclusion: The ideal way to assess harm aspects from the patients' perspective has not yet been ascertained.
Keywords: ADVERSE EVENTS; ARTHRITIS; CORE OUTCOME SET; HARM; OMERACT; SAFETY.