Outcomes research and emergency medical services for children: domains, challenges, and opportunities.

Journal Article

Outcomes research focuses on the end results of medical care. This paper describes the specific domains of outcomes research, namely, clinical effectiveness, quality of care, quality of life, patient satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, and organization of care, which are the primary domains of outcomes research. Specific examples of pediatric emergency medicine applications are provided for each domain. Outcomes research in the clinical specialties of pediatrics, emergency medicine, and emergency medical services is in an early stage of development relative to that of adult medicine. Thus, the intersection of these clinical specialties, pediatric emergency medicine, presents many challenges and opportunities.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bordley, WC

Published Date

  • July 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • 306 - 310

PubMed ID

  • 12135405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-1567

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States