Future Issues in the Use of Health Status Assessment Measures in Clinical Settings
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.
KeywordsBiliary Tract Disease Interpersonal Care Medical Illness Severity Physical Function Index Care Outcome Research
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 2.O’Connor GT, et al. A regional prospective study of in-hospital mortality associated with coronary artery bypass grafting. JA NIA. 1991; 266 (6): 803–809.Google Scholar
- 5.Greenfield S, Sullivan L, Dukes KA, Silliman R, D’Agostino R, Kaplan SH. Development and Testing of a New Measure of Case-Mix for Use in Office Practice. Medical Care. Vol 33(4):AS47–AS57, April, 1995.Google Scholar
- 6.Kaplan SH, Shea J, Khan A, Dukes KA, Bachwich D, Escarce J, Clark J, Schwartz JS, Greenfield S. The impact of surgery vs. non-operative treatment on the health outcomes of gallstone patients: Results from the Biliary Tract Disease Patient Outcomes Research Team. In preparation.Google Scholar
- 7.Greenfield S, Dukes KA, Sullivan L, Kaplan SH. Under estimation of severity of illness in the urban poor. In preparation.Google Scholar
- 11.Haas JS, Cleary PD, Guadagnoli E, et al. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on the Intensity of ambulatory Treatment and Health Outcomes after Hospital Discharge for Adults with Asthma. Journal ref General Internal Medicine. March 1994;(9):121–126.Google Scholar
- 12.Kaplan SH, Greenfield S, Ware JE, Jr., Assessing the effects of physician-patient interactions on the outcomes of chronic disease. Medical Care. 27 (3): 5110 - S127, 1989.Google Scholar
- 13.Wilson IB, Cleary PD. Clinical predictors of functioning in persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Medical Care,In Press.Google Scholar
- 14.Deyo RA, Patrick DL. Barriers to the use of health status measures in clinical investigation, patient care, and policy research. Medical Care,1989;27(3):S254- S268.Google Scholar
- 15.Greenfield S, Nelson E. Recent development and future issues in the use of health status assessment measures in clinical settings. Medical Care, 1992; 30 (5S): 23–41.Google Scholar