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Use of outcomes research in controlling health care costs and improving health care delivery
Author(s): Candace L. Littell
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Paper 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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Date Published: 27 October 1995
PDF: 4 pages
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
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Candace L. Littell, C L Littell & Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2499:
Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions
Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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