Outcomes research is being advocated as a means for providing information needed to support decision making in health care. In this article, the author defines terminology related to outcomes assessment, describes the process of outcomes measurement, and reviews suitable study designs for use in outcomes research
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Outcomes Management| February 01 1996
Getting Started in Outcomes Research
Susan Houston, RN, PhD
From Outcomes Measurement and Research, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Reprint requests to Susan Houston, RN, PhD, Director, Outcomes Measurement and Research, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 6720 Bertner, Houston, TX 77030.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (1): 146–152.
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Susan Houston; Getting Started in Outcomes Research. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1996; 7 (1): 146–152. doi:
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