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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2013 Vol.14 No.8 P.659-663


Outcomes research: science and action

Author(s):  Henry H. Ting, Mei-xiang Xiang, Jian-an Wang

Affiliation(s):  Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA; more

Corresponding email(s):   ting.henry@mayo.edu

Key Words:  Outcomes research, Clinical decision, Health care

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Henry H. Ting, Mei-xiang Xiang, Jian-an Wang. Outcomes research: science and action[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2013, 14(8): 659-663.

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outcomes research, which investigates the outcomes of health care practices, is intended to provide scientific evidence for clinical decision making and health care. This paper elucidates the goal and domains of outcomes research. Also it shows the potential and promise of outcomes research to provide a methodology to uncover what to do and how to do it, and enable the health care profession to achieve the right care, for the right patient, at the right time, the first time, every time, nothing more, and nothing less.

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