medical outcomes study

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medical outcomes study

an evaluation of comparable medical care approaches and their relative prognoses.

Medical Outcomes Study

A two-year study of patients with chronic conditions, which was designed to:
(1) Determine whether variations in patient outcomes are explained by differences in system of care, clinician specialty, and clinicians' technical and interpersonal styles; and
(2) Develop more practical tools for the routine monitoring of patient outcomes in medical practice. 

The 116-item MOS core survey measures of quality of life include physical, mental and general health. It was later divided into the SF-36 and SF-12 questionnaires.

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MOS

A Study to provide valid comparisons between medical care processes and outcomes as they are affected by system of care and clinician's specialty, as well as by patients' diagnoses and the levels of severity of illness. MOS provides a model for monitoring the results of medical care.
See: medical audit