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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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management in Medicine
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0268-9235
    Depositing User: MJ Grant
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 12:40
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:12
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18097

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