Measure health, not care.

Douglas L. Wood

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Effective and meaningful measurement of health is vitally important if we are to improve the health and experience of patients and reduce costs. We need to take an entirely different approach to measurement than we have in the past. Patient-reported outcomes measures provide more meaningful information than process and patient satisfaction measures and are easier for researchers and clinicians to implement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-41, 45
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Wood, D. L. (2012). Measure health, not care. Minnesota medicine, 95(4), 40-41, 45.