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
Published: Santa Monica Rand Corp. 2003, 2003
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • a review of the literature
  • Prostate cancer data base feasibility assessment
  • Osteoarthritis data base feasibility assessment
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Appendix A. Draft questions-Prostate cancer consultative meeting, March 22, 2002
  • Appendix B. Draft questions-Arthritis consultative meeting, March 13, 2002
  • Appendix C. Prostate cancer meeting participants
  • Appendix D. Arthritis meeting participants
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-131)