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outcome

 [owt´kum]
a patient behavior or attitude that results from the interventions of the health care team.
nursing outcome an aspect of patient or client health status that is influenced by nursing intervention and recorded at specific times for an episode of care; it is measured by the resolution status of each nursing diagnosis as being either resolved or not resolved. The term is used in both the nursing minimum data set and the nursing outcomes classification (see Appendices).

outcome

Etymology: AS, ut + couman, to come
the condition of a patient at the end of therapy or a disease process, including the degree of wellness and the need for continuing care, medication, support, counseling, or education.

outcome

EBM
A result, new condition or event occurring in individual study subjects which is used to assess efficacy.
 
Medspeak
Outcomes measure. A generic UK term for any result of a consultation (e.g., patient discharge from an outpatient clinic followed by adding to a waiting list); the result or visible effect of an event, intervention or process; any change in a person's state of health after a period of treatment, ideally improvement in symptoms or resolution of a problem.
 
Examples
Increased mobility after operation; survival; death.  

Statistics
The result of a single trial of a probability experiment.

outcome

Medtalk A general term for the results of an intervention or process. See Composite outcome, Health outcome, Placement outcome Statistics The result of a single trial of a probability experiment.

Patient discussion about outcome

Q. Which of the diseases are possible outcome of inactivity? what may be the good effect of activity and adverse effect of inactivity on the person’s health. Which of the diseases are possible outcome of inactivity?

A. being lazy affect every aspect and every system in our body. from the central nervous system to kidney and urinary system. obesity is caused most of the times due to laziness, and that leads to heart, musculo-skeletal problems and even cancer.

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