outcomes research


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outcomes research

evaluative research aimed at determining the optimal therapeutic method for a condition, usually conducted by comparative evaluation of the results of two or more alternative therapeutic regimens..

outcomes research

A term of art for clinical research that asks broader questions—i.e., research that is not limited to safety and efficacy considerations of an intervention or therapy. Outcomes research weighs benefits, costs, impact on the healthcare system, risks and quality of life against length of survival, etc.

outcomes research

An analysis of the value of provided health care services.
See: outcome criteria
See also: research
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The idea of performing outcomes research is not new.
Section two is devoted to five chapters covering bodies of knowledge that impact the performance of, or appreciation for, outcomes research.
Outcomes research is a form of effectiveness study, in which the effect of the intervention is examined in the context of usual clinical care (p.
The new research network will offer a data and informatics infrastructure to support cooperation among scientists in implementing patient-centered outcomes research, with the eventual goal of enhancing patient results.
Utilizing results from the public opinion research, camp outcomes research, new professional development initiatives, and collaboration with outside resources, the NSB is working on development of a new tiered program that facilitates the progression of camp programs and camps toward measurable and recognizable levels of competence and excellence.
CHP also held a meeting with the invited specialists to answer their questions, and held another meeting to present a new clinical outcomes research system that will assist us in deciding which physicians are ultimately credentialed into CHP.
Often, they simply intensify and accelerate processes that are already taking place, such as the movement toward prospective payment systems, outpatient care, managed care, fee schedules in pharmaceutical products, and outcomes research.
In the United States, 59% of companies surveyed by Cutting Edge Information said that they assign a dedicated budget to health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).
Also, unit Brookwood Medical Publications (Surrey, UK) produces Journal of Medical Economics, Journal of Outcomes Research, Journal of Clinical Research and Journal of Drug Assessment.