Outcome | Health Dictionary

This term has many meanings depending on its applicability. Simply an outcome is a change in a situation resulting from an action. More specifically, in relation to health, an outcome is the possible results that may stem from exposure to a causal factor; or the result of preventive, medical, surgical or therapeutic interventions or non-intervention. An outcome can also be viewed as the end result obtained from utilizing the structure and processes of health care delivery. Outcomes are often viewed as the bottom-line measure of the effectiveness of the health care delivery system.
A possible result that may stem from exposure to a causal factor, or from preventive or therapeutic interventions.


Outcome | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Outcome


HEALTH OUTCOME

Community Health

Changes in health status which result from the provision of health (or other) services.... Community Health

HEALTH PROMOTION OUTCOME

Community Health

Assessment of changes to personal characteristics and skills, and/or social norms and actions, and/or organizational practices and public policies which are attributable to a health promotion activity.... Community Health

OUTCOME MEASUREMENT

Community Health

System used to track treatment or care and responses. The methods for measuring outcomes are quite varied among providers. Much disagreement exists regarding the best practice or tools to utilize to measure outcomes.... Community Health

OUTCOME RESEARCH

Community Health

Research on measures of changes in outcomes, that is, health status and satisfaction, resulting from specific interventions.... Community Health

OUTCOME STANDARD

Community Health

The quality of care and quality of life objectives set by an authority which the service providers should strive to achieve for all people.... Community Health

POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE ADVERSE OUTCOME

Community Health

Complication of a condition which may be modified or prevented with appropriate treatment.... Community Health