The importance of data in improving practice : effective clinical use of outcomes data.
National symposium on using outcomes data to improve clinical practice : building on models from cardiac surgery. Keystone CO USA, 1994/06/06.
We are in a transition stage from the widespread use of clinical judgment to the use of risk-adjusted outcomes data for clinical decision'making and quality assessment and improvement.
The ultimate long'term goal for the use of predicted outcomes is to be able to inform patients at the earliest state of their symptoms as to the anticipated course of their disease and the results of alternative therapies.
For outcomes analyses to be routinely used in clinical practice, they must be formulated succinctly.
Because a small number of adverse outcomes may make a big difference in outcome statistics over a short period such as a year, it is important that purchasers of health services take a longer'term view.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Résultat, Enquête, Information, Malade, Homme, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Result, Inquiry, Information, Patient, Human, Medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0128244
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.