Quality of life components in trials

Therapeutic clinical trials in the 6 Treatment Evaluation code group will often include an assessment of quality of life. However the main aim of these studies is usually to evaluate the effect or suitability of the intervention.

Unless one of the primary aims of a trial is investigating quality of life, just code for the therapy under investigation and not also to 7.1 Individual care needs for the quality of life component. The quality of life 7.1 code should be used for research where those aspects are the main focus of the study.