Outcomes research: a review.

  title={Outcomes research: a review.},
  author={Peter Carlos Gerszten},
  volume={43 5},
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to review the history of the medical outcomes movement as well as the methodologies used in outcomes research. CONCEPT Outcomes research refers to a genre of clinical investigation that emphasizes the measurement of patient health outcomes, including the patient's symptoms, functional status, quality of life, satisfaction with treatment, and health care costs. RATIONALE Outcomes research evolved from studies that demonstrated the presence of wide… CONTINUE READING
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