Clinical outcomes seem intuitive in the clinic but when used to define the success of new therapies they are often difficult to define and, surprisingly, are poorly defined for many common veterinary neurologic diseases. Some examples will be discussed along with commonly used outcomes, their associated problems and what we can do to improve accuracy and relevance.
To understand why defined outcome measures are important.
To understand the problems with current measures and specifically how different diseases present different outcome measure problems.
To consider how new outcome measures can be constructed and tested and how they might apply in everyday practice.