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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2007, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (5): 497-501.doi: 10.3736/jcim20070503

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Clinical outcome assessment and the effect measure

Hong-wei Zhang, Jian-ping Liu, Xia Wan, Yan-ke Ai   

  1. Evidence-based Chinese Medicine Center, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Online:2007-09-20 Published:2007-09-15

Effect of clinical intervention on human body is multistage and multifaceted, involving physiology, psychology, social function and the surrounding resources, etc. Therefore, the range of clinical outcome assessment includes patient, his or her family and care giver. The evaluation of clinical intervention mainly focuses on its effectiveness, safety and health economics. Effects of clinical interventions are measured by comparisons of the outcome of intervention and control groups. Different effect measures come from different comparisons.

Key words: clinical trials, treatment outcome, outcome assessment

CLC Number: 

  • R-44


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