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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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The webinar, Project Outcome for Library Consultants, is designed to introduce consultants to the Project Outcome framework to help inform their work with public libraries.
Those with a moderate outcome trajectory (n = 294) had a stable course of moderate pain over time.
The workshop addressed the question of what stakeholders expect from quality assurance agencies in connection with learning outcome orientation.
Would it be better to design a critical care unit that emphasizes efficiency and standardization in pursuit of measurable, disease-based outcomes that does not attend to the individual needs of whole persons within the context of their particular families and communities?
An overview of the key skill areas is provided, supported by ongoing research in the area of social-emotional learning, along with research-based strategies and activities that have been found to improve academic and social outcomes for all students.
Its outcomes support the presentation of this course as an exemplary model for SL in healthcare education.
The regression models were adjusted for social and demographic factors potentially affecting pregnancy outcomes (maternal age, marital status, birthplace and education; parity; payer for prenatal care; trimester in which prenatal care began; smoking and use of alcohol and drugs; and, in parts of the analysis, preeclampsia).
An additional 6 studies reported statistically significant improvement in microbial outcome but without reliable data about the effect of the intervention on prescribing (18,19,23,24,28,29).
The four articles in this mini-monograph represent a cross-section of results from human studies on mercury exposure and health outcomes presented at the most recent International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) held 28 June to 2 July 2004 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Secondly she articulates the necessity for the definition of a "good" outcome, that is what is considered a good evaluation depends on how "good outcomes" are defined in the beginning.
35) Versions of the rhinologic surveys, such as the Sino-Nasal 5 (SN-5), (36) and voice surveys, such as the Pediatric Voice Outcome Survey (PVOS), (37,38) are available.
His group was invited to Uganda to study treatment outcome in resource-poor settings there.