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Application of quality standards to hearing aid services

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1454 (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1454
  1. S Gatehouse

    Recent years have seen a welcome increase in emphasis on robust outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of intervention in clinical practice. For diseases that are severe or life threatening the outcomes can be relatively simple and robust (for example, survival rates). For conditions resulting in chronic disability, however, deriving outcomes to assess quality standards is harder. Because of spidemiological evidence that hearing diability in adults is common- and fewer than one third of …

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