Evaluating the feasibility of developing national outcomes data bases to assist patients with making treatment decisions

This report examines issues surrounding the establishment of a national patient outcomes database that would be used by patients and providers to make more informed treatment decisions. It focuses on prostate cancer and surgery for osteoarthritis. The authors conclude that such longitudinal database...

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Main Author: Damberg, Cheryl
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica Rand Corp. 2003, 2003
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Summary:This report examines issues surrounding the establishment of a national patient outcomes database that would be used by patients and providers to make more informed treatment decisions. It focuses on prostate cancer and surgery for osteoarthritis. The authors conclude that such longitudinal databases would be both desirable and feasible but would require substantial resources
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9781598753585
0833034200
9780833034205
1598753584