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effectiveness

 [ĕ-fek´tiv-nes]
the ability to produce a specific result or to exert a specific measurable influence.
relative biological effectiveness an expression of the effectiveness of other types of radiation in comparison with that of gamma or x-rays. Abbreviated RBE.

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nes),
1. A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment. Compare: efficacy.
2. The extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose.

effectiveness

/ef·fec·tive·ness/ (ĕ-fek´tiv-nes)
1. the ability to produce a specific result or to exert a specific measurable influence.
2. the ability of an intervention to produce the desired beneficial effect in actual usage. Cf. efficacy. effec´tive

relative biological effectiveness  an expression of the effectiveness of other types of radiation in comparison with that of gamma or x-rays; abbreviated RBE.

effectiveness

A measure of a drug's beneficial effect on a disease or condition as demonstrated by substantial evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies and clinical trials.

effectiveness

The benefit–eg, to health outcomes, of using a technology for a particular problem under general or routine conditions–eg, by a physician in a community hospital or by a Pt at home. See Outcomes.

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nĕs)
1. A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment.
2. The extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose.

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nĕs)
Measure of accuracy of diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment.

effectiveness,

n the degree to which action(s) achieves the intended health result under normal or usual circumstances.

effectiveness

the ability to produce a specific result or to exert a specific measurable influence.

relative biological effectiveness
an expression of the effectiveness of other types of radiation in comparison with that of gamma or x-rays.

Patient discussion about effectiveness

Q. Do they have any side effects? what are the benefit of drugs like Divalproex and Carbamazepine over lithium for acute mania patients? Do they have any side effects?

A. It’s a good drug for acute mania patients, but has not been found to be effective in patients with depression. Patients who did not not respond to lithium are benefitted by this. The side effects are weight gain and sedation, as well as multiple drug-drug interactions.

Q. How long does Viagra's effect last? My Husband got Viagra from his Doctor and wants to start taking it. How long does the effect last?

A. Here is a link to a video that answers your question:
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Q. Does it carry any side effects? I am pregnant and in my second trimester. I am having flu infections. I am prescribed with Sudafed. Does it carry any side effects?

A. sudafed is a symptomatical medication. and you can pass the flu without it. in it's instruction its recommended not to use it in pregnancy. so why use it? it's not like it's a life thretening situation and you can't survive without it. it's not worth the risk for the fetus if you ask me.

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tuberculosis, we found that campaigns that used preexposure vaccines had substantially greater effectiveness than campaigns that used postexposure vaccines (Figure 3A).
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Another key provision of Sarbanes-Oxley is in Section 404, which requires the SEC to adopt rules requiring management to make an annual assessment of the effectiveness of its internal controls and to include a statement by management of the effectiveness of the company's internal controls in its annual filing.
CPSC Chairman Harold Stratton said he voted to deny the petition "after having considered several factors including the Commission's authority under the CPSA to promulgate such a rule, the broad and indefinite scope of the petition, the likely costs associated with product registration cards, the potential effectiveness of the proposed rule on recalls, and the need to consider product registration cards within the broader context of recall effectiveness.