As illustrated by these few examples, outcomes research and epidemiology are complementary disciplinesWhen applied in synergy, they can provide unique and powerful insights into the effectiveness of care and the response to interventions designed to improve the quality of care in populationsAs defined by the Institute of Medicine, quality of care is "the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge."23 Outcomes research and epidemiology are the compass and roadmap to guide us across the quality chasm.
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Health services research
- Outcome assessment (health care)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine