Evidence-based quality measurement

Suzanne Austin Boren, E Andrew Balas

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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There is a strong need to provide scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of specific health care interventions. Guidelines alone are unlikely to persuade physicians to modify their practice styles, unless research evidence having a motivational impact is also provided. Process- outcome parameters provide a solution for linking the process and outcome of health care and incorporate potentially motivating research evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Outcome and process assessment
  • Practice guidelines
  • Quality of health care
  • Randomized controlled trials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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