Primer on outcomes research

Haejin In, Jennifer E. Rosen

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Outcomes research uses diverse inputs to examine innovative end results aimed to deliver quality patient care. Yet defining "outcomes research" remains a challenge, and its interpretation is often nuanced. In this review, we discuss the definition of outcomes research in the context of its historical evolution along with the rise of other similar types of research. We then discuss key considerations in interpreting the results of outcomes analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • comparative effectiveness research
  • databases
  • health services research
  • outcomes research
  • risk calculators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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