Policy Issues Associated With Analyzing Outcomes of Care
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 261–267, September 1997
How to Cite
Jones, K. R., Jennings, B. M., Moritz, P. and Moss, M. T. (1997), Policy Issues Associated With Analyzing Outcomes of Care. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 29: 261–267. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1997.tb00996.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication April 16, 1997.
- health policy;
- outcome evaluation;
- identify outcomes;
- outcome assessment management
Policy questions associated with the conduct of outcmes studies are addressed and outcomes management and outcomes research are differentiated. Multiple outcomes initiatives are being undertaken inthe United States, from the institutional to national and international levels. Nurses have had limited invlvement, thus far-althoughthe array of outcomes being examined is cnsiderable. Members of an American Academy of Nursing expert panelon quality health care discuss the environmental context and multiple focuses of outcomes analysis. they provide an overview of current activities, present the challenges confronting nursing in its pursuit of a quality assessment agenda, and make recommendations for increasing nurses' participation in quality initiatives.