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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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Additionally, the increased visibility of nursing outcomes research has attracted non-nurse investigators, which will be an influential driver of research on nursing.
There are several ways for nurses to use and share patient-centered outcomes research findings, reports, and summaries:
FROM A MEETING OF THE PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SUCHE was established early this year in order to increase the capacity for health economics outcomes research at the university's College of Human and Health Sciences.
These efforts have taken different names over the decades: 1970s: Health Technology Assessment 1980s: Effectiveness Research 1990s: Outcomes Research 2000s: Evidence-based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research.
do not have their disease under control," says Marco DiBonaventura, Ph.D., Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Kantar Health.
Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Director of Outcomes Research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute/UMKC and Principal Investigator of the TRIUMPH Study.
They cover kidney function; the prevention, treatment, and management of disorders associated with chronic kidney disease; nutrition issues associated with different populations, disorders such as acute kidney injury, nephritic syndrome, and nephrolithiasis; and complementary and alternative medicine, cultural issues, and outcomes research. Some case studies are provided.
Also, Adis has begun the publication of "The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research," a new journal designed to be a vehicle for the study of outcomes research to enhance therapy in a "patient-centered manner." The journal is targeted to formulary managers, healthcare providers, healthcare policy professionals, health maintenance executives and executives at pharmaceutical companies.
The study, reported at the American Heart Association's 8th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, did not identify reasons for the discrepancies.
I do not wait for symptoms either but I admit that the validity of the approach I use (SPOTS + nerve dysfunction) is not well-supported by health outcomes research. Rather than base what we do on catchy slogans, such as structure dictates function, the various approaches we use should be supported by health outcomes research.