The value of an outcomes information resource: an evaluation of the UK Clearing House on Health Outcomes
Greehhalgh, J, Long, AF, Brettle, A and Grant, MJ 1996, 'The value of an outcomes information resource: an evaluation of the UK Clearing House on Health Outcomes' , Journal of Management in Medicine, 10 (5) , pp. 55-66.
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Reports on the first phase of an evaluation of the UK Clearing House on Health Outcomes (UKCHHO) undertaken by a sample survey of purchasers and providers on its mailing list and users of its enquiry service. Explores user satisfaction with the services and publications of the project, uses made of the information provided and perceptions of the future role of a UKCHHO. Reports overwhelming satisfaction with the enquiry service and agreement about the usefulness of Outcomes Briefing. States that the main areas of use for the information provided were within clinical audit, guidelines and the exploration of outcomes within routine clinical practice. Also that the findings provide evidence of the need for an expanded brief for a UKCHHO, to include the provision of an enquiry service on study design and demonstrations of the value of the collection of outcomes data. Notes there is an urgent need to show that the systematic collection and use of outcomes data makes a difference to the quality of care provided to patients and to the purchase of services.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Management in Medicine|
|Depositing User:||MJ Grant|
|Date Deposited:||10 Oct 2011 12:40|
|Last Modified:||10 Oct 2011 12:40|
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