Measuring outcome

Clarke, A. K.
December 1985
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec1985, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p981
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the author's view about measuring the patient outcome. According to the author, in considering outcome measures are needed that reflect the stage that the patient is at and the nature of the intervention that is provided. He thinks that the most important question to be addressed is concerning the outcome measures that are relevant to the patient.


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