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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Tenders are invited for the clinical effectiveness unit in the department of health~s national patient safety office is commissioning the development of a competency framework for clinical effectiveness education, to build capacity among healthcare professionals in line with the ncec~s clinical effectiveness agenda.
The grant has been received to develop a programme to scientifically evaluate and define the clinical effectiveness of enzalutamide in solid tumours, including bladder, breast, endometrial, hepatocellular, ovarian, and prostate cancers.
Evidence-based care for midwives; clinical effectiveness made easy, 2d ed.
He is a nationally recognized leader in quality improvement and clinical effectiveness, as well as medical staff development and management.
Dedicated Maria Palmer has reason to celebrate after being promoted to the position of clinical effectiveness manager at The Newcastle Nuffield Hospital.
Such studies still have an important role in HIV research, but in 1996, long-term clinical effectiveness research should have become a priority, particularly within government-sponsored research programs.
Acetylcholine and its chemical precursors have been implicated in the memory loss associated with diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's disease, says Gray, but the clinical effectiveness of drugs that alter acetylcholine levels has not been clearly demonstrated.
The company has received the grant to develop a programme to scientifically evaluate and define the safety and clinical effectiveness of the investigational compound, nintedanib (BIBF 1120), in the treatment of colorectal and non-small cell lung cancers.
Bechard, MD, FACP, CPE, is vice president for clinical effectiveness at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.
a national consulting firm based in Bellevue, Washington, specializing in clinical effectiveness and cultural change supported by information technology.

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