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Surrogate Outcomes

 

Outcomes that are not in themselves important to patients, but are associated with outcomes that are important to patients, (e.g., bone density for fracture, cholesterol for myocardial infarction, and blood pressure for stroke). These outcomes would not influence patient behavior if they were the only outcomes that would change with an intervention.

Synonyms:
Substitute Endpoints, Substitute Outcomes, Surrogate Endpoints
Categories: Outcome