This article provides an introduction to the definition of and rationale for outcomes management and includes a brief review of the outcomes management literature. A model for outcomes management, which links processes that can be changed in care delivery to outcomes that can be measured in a patient population, is reviewed. Guidelines for application of the outcomes management model and practical examples of application to two surgical patient populations are presented. Finally, issues important to outcomes management as a tool for performance improvement are discussed.
Managing Clinical and Economic Outcomes| August 01 2000
Outcomes Management: From Concepts to Application
Sherry B. Perkins, RN, PhD;
From the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
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Ingrid Connerney, RN, DrPH;
Clare E. Hastings, RN, PhD;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2000) 11 (3): 339–350.
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Sherry B. Perkins, Ingrid Connerney, Clare E. Hastings, Kathryn T. Von Rueden; Outcomes Management: From Concepts to Application. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 2000; 11 (3): 339–350. doi:
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