Patient-Centered Outcome Measures

Heart Failure


The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Heart failure is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with Heart failure. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

  1. Includes dyspnoea, fatigue and tiredness, disturbed sleep, and peripheral oedema.
  2. Includes health-related quality of life, maximum physical exertion.
  3. Includes depression and anxiety, confidence and self-esteem.
  4. Includes admissions, appointments.
ICHOM Standard Sets Heart Failure Outcomes Wheel

Implementation Resources

You will need a Connect account to access the following documents:

Heart Failure Reference Guide
Heart Failure Data Dictionary

You can access the following documents without:

Heart Failure Flyer
Heart Failure Manuscript

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All of the basic information you need to implement ICHOM Sets is available in the links above.

However, for a faster, more easily integrated process, we offer digitised versions of the Set measures. These are designed for immediate upload to existing EMR systems.

This is available as part of our Accreditation package, which recognises your work in putting patient outcomes at the heart of treatment.

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Team that developed this set

John Beltrame | Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Tom Marwick | Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Christopher Reid | Monash University

Sabrina Bernardez | Hospital do Coração
Salvador Paiva* | Association Friends of the Heart

Daniel Burns | University Hospital Ontario

Gerasimos Fillipatos | European Society of Cardiology

Arno Hoes | University Medical Centre Utrecht
Luuk Otterspoor | Meetbaar Beter (ADD)

Carolyn Lam Su Ping | National University Heart Centre

Karen Sliwa | Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research Africa

Marisa Crespo-Leiro | European Society of Cardiology

Hans Persson | Karolinska Institutet

Neil Churchill | NHS England
Suzanna Hardman | British Society for Heart Failure
Tina Kinsella* | Cardiomyopathy UK
Mike Knapton | British Heart Foundation
Theresa McDonagh | National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR)
Hugh McIntyre | National Institute for Health Care Excellence
Richard Mindham* | Cardiomyopathy UK
Jillian Riley | Imperial College London
Vicky Parker | Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (ADD)

Mariell Jessup | Penn Heart and Vascular Centre
Frederick Masoudi | University of Colorado Hospital
Lynne Stevenson | Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Stephen Hutchison | Aneurin Bevan Health Board

*Patient representative

ICHOM Standard Sets Heart Failure Working Group Members

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