clinical effectiveness

clinical effectiveness

A UK term for the degree to which a particular health care intervention does more good than harm. Clinical effectiveness is a process measured by the number of lives saved, or by improvements of objective parameters of a morbid condition—e.g., lowering cholesterol or blood pressure in a patient with heart disease. Clinical effectiveness aims to provide the best care using various methods including clinical audit and evidence-based practice. In contrast, clinical efficiency assesses the cost of saving each life.
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He is a nationally recognized leader in quality improvement and clinical effectiveness, as well as medical staff development and management.
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a national consulting firm based in Bellevue, Washington, specializing in clinical effectiveness and cultural change supported by information technology.
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In Connetics' marketed products, these formulations have earned wide acceptance by both physicians and patients due to their clinical effectiveness, high quality and cosmetic elegance.

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