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Outcomes into Clinical Practice; Measuring Health and Medical Outcomes

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:813
  1. 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 …

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