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Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)
A discussion on outcome evaluation in advance practice nursing.
# 129961 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper contrasts outcomes management with outcomes research and defines an ideal outcome indicator. The paper also contrasts process and outcome indicators and offers examples, and then defines and operationalizes the three stages of an outcome evaluation plan. Finally, the paper discusses the purpose and impact of national comparative performance and benchmarking data resources on performance and outcome evaluation.

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"Outcomes management deals with the relationship between health care processes and patient outcomes. Outcomes research attempts to understand the end results of specific health care practices and interventions. It is the foundation upon which guidelines for practice are based as well as research pertaining to the outcome of the implementation of these guidelines. While outcomes research is concerned with questions pertaining to the quality of life of patients, their mortality, and changes in their ability to function, outcomes management pertains to the more immediate ramifications of decisions made on a patient-to-patient level. Advance practice nursing..."

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