Outcomes/Quality Assurance Outcomes ! If I went a day without hearing that word I undoubtedly would be on vacation in some remote part of the world where the inhabitants defined outcome as a natural consequence of living, rather than as a calculated result from a planned set of interventions. In fact, ... Article
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Outcomes/Quality Assurance
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Outcomes/Quality Assurance
Article   |   August 01, 1997
Outcomes/Quality Assurance
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 8. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.8
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 8. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.8
Outcomes ! If I went a day without hearing that word I undoubtedly would be on vacation in some remote part of the world where the inhabitants defined outcome as a natural consequence of living, rather than as a calculated result from a planned set of interventions. In fact, “outcome” usually is defined as a natural result; however, its meaning in health care has been extended to include comparisons of various planned and defined interventions to the natural consequences of unplanned or no interventions. However one might view outcomes, there is no question that our continuous quality improvement programs are emphasizing that we focus our attention on measuring the outcomes of our treatments.
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