Future Issues in the Use of Health Status Assessment Measures in Clinical Settings

  • Sheldon Greenfield
  • Sherrie H. Kaplan
  • Ira B. Wilson

Abstract

Compared to 10 years ago, there is considerable agreement that quality of life is an important aim in the provision of medical care and in the promotion of health. Research in recent years has rendered concrete, meaningful and feasible measures that have turned a vague abstract notion into useful ratings that can find their place alongside mortality, physiologic measures and symptoms in the spectrum of outcomes.

Keywords

Biliary Tract Disease Interpersonal Care Medical Illness Severity Physical Function Index Care Outcome Research 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon Greenfield
    • 1
  • Sherrie H. Kaplan
    • 1
  • Ira B. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.From The Primary Care Outcomes Research InstituteNew England Medical CenterBostonUSA

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