Outcomes Program

Definition

Health Economics

  • This is any managed health care plan in the US that includes the collection and analysis of information about the results of prescribed treatments and procedures. An outcome is usually defined as the patient's change in health status at a particular time following treatment. Surveys of patient satisfaction are sometimes included in the data. The information is used by the plan to determine the most cost-effective treatments of specific health conditions and to reduce unnecessary medical interventions.
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