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DESCRIBE TWO APPROACHES OR INDICATORS TO MEASURING PATIENT OUTCOMES

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    Doesn't that depend upon the goals and objectives for each patient's care? Is the health care professional trying to cure an illness? Or keep the patient comfortable? Or prevent serious illness? Or keep the patient in good physical condition? Or alleviate uncomfortable symptoms?

    You'll find the answer your instructor wants in Chapter 11 of your text book.

    Also check these sites.

    http://www.jabfm.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/1

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/551246

    http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/9904/9904.patsatis.html

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    And sometimes, the patients want different outcomes than the medical staff expect. Examples


    Dementia Patient
    Schizophrenic patient
    Patient in unbearable pain

    and many more you can imagine.

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