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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

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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Outcome measurement is commonly used by libraries to measure how their services and programs affect users.
The Outcome Indicators Project attaches an outcome indicator and a data collection strategy to each candidate outcome.
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.
An explanation of the outcome data is provided below each graph.
Among patients with lethal outcome, 41.2% (50-60), 23.5% (61-70), 11.8% >70 yrs., 76.5% were in the above 60 yrs.
Follow-up was done on the 7th day of admission using Glasgow outcome scale (GOS).
With all this enthusiasm on outcome-based reforms, what will be the outcome of these moves, come 2016?
Those with a moderate outcome trajectory (n = 294) had a stable course of moderate pain over time.
As real-world events do not always have the most likely outcome, retrieved memories can provide misleading information at the time of a decision.
Researchers have investigated if correlations exist between variables in the acute stage of injury and outcome measures in TBI patients.
An intervention is most acceptable when it has been shown in a randomized controlled trial to be better able to accomplish a predetermined outcome than is some other intervention or no intervention at all (placebo).