Outcomes into Clinical Practice; Measuring Health and Medical OutcomesBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.813 (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:813
- Richard Greene
Outcomes into Clinical Practice
Outcomes into Clinical Practice, Ed Tony Delamothe BMJ Publishing Group, £17.95, pp 169 ISBN 0 7279 0888 X
Measuring Health and Medical Outcomes
Measuring Health and Medical Outcomes, Ed Crispin Jenkinson UCL Press, £14.95, pp 215 ISBN 1 85728 084 9
In the past five years outcomes research has focused on evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for common illnesses. Its particular emphasis is on assessing the impact of treatment on a broad set of outcomes important to patients, including symptom relief, functional status, and health related quality of life.
Although measuring the effectiveness of treatment is not a new enterprise, established treatments for surprisingly large numbers of common illnesses have never been rigorously evaluated. For chronic …