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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.

More discussions about outcome
References in classic literature ?
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome decides the game.
There could, however, have been but one outcome to the unequal struggle had Sing not been armed with a revolver, though it was several seconds before he could bring it into play upon the great thing that shook and tossed him about as though he had been a rat in the mouth of a terrier.
It was a full hour later that the first officer returned to report the outcome of the search.
Indeed, there is no telling how disastrous was to be the outcome of the Fire People's migration.
On one of these too frequent occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome was a match against nature.
The outcome of it was that of these two odd persons having equally odd notions of duty, the one went to California, as the interest of his client required, and the other remained at home in compliance with a wish that her husband was scarcely conscious of entertaining.
Their coming could have been predicted with the same certitude that astronomers to-day predict the outcome of the movements of stars.
And that is not wonderful, for those were stern times in Scotland, and The Bruce is as much an outcome of those times as were the Tales or Piers Ploughman an outcome of the times in England.
Miss Morstan and I chatted in an undertone about our present expedition and its possible outcome, but our companion maintained his impenetrable reserve until the end of our journey.
After (6) the Outcome, may come (7) a brief tranquilizing Conclusion.
My ideas may seem strange to you, but they are the outcome of much thought caused by the calamities of the last forty years.
My suspicions were the outcome of my reasoning only; and the idea of Larsan being the murderer seemed so extraordinary that I resolved to wait for actual evidence before venturing to act.