Outcomes research is a term used to cover a broad range of areas of research, the primary focus being on assessing the effectiveness of health interventions and services. Examples in this domain cover healthcare delivery, cost-effectiveness, health, disease burden and so on. Patient-centred (sometimes known as patient-focused) outcomes research is an umbrella term used to summarise research into patients’ perspectives on their experiences in health care systems, for instance through development and use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) designed to capture the impact of treatment on symptoms and quality of life, or through measuring patient preferences to help (re)design hospital services.

How to cite: Outcomes Research [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016. https://www.yhec.co.uk/glossary/outcomes-research/

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