27 October 1995 Use of outcomes research in controlling health care costs and improving health care delivery
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Proceedings Volume 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.225349
Event: Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, 1995, Arlington, VA, United States
Abstract
This paper provides an overview of how outcomes research can contribute to controlling health care costs while improving the quality of care for patients. Outcomes research is a process of figuring out what works best in medicine, for whom and when. The paper covers three areas: First, a discussion of the objectives related to outcomes research -- how this effort can contribute to cost containment and quality enhancement. Second, a brief review of four case examples of instances where outcomes research is, in fact, accomplishing these objectives. Finally, I share my observations for the future of outcomes research.
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Candace L. Littell, "Use of outcomes research in controlling health care costs and improving health care delivery", Proc. SPIE 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, (27 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225349; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.225349
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