Outcomes Assessment can assist researchers in ascertaining whether goals or targets were achieved
Outcomes Assessment (OA) can assist researchers in ascertaining the degree to which research goals or targets were achieved. OA includes the development and/or use of measures and models to ascertain the degree to which a particular program, treatment option, organizational process, etc. has achieved specified targets or outcomes.
Outcome assessments can be both clinical and non-clinical in nature. Assessments and evaluations can include, but are not limited to, indicators which take into account the cost-effectiveness of services, the number of treatment errors, the amount of time to provide a particular service, and/or the satisfaction of consumers or providers.
Health Economics Analysis involves the study of supply and demand on health care resources, their impact on health outcomes and the effect of health services on a population.
Health Care Policy Analysis involves the collection and review of existing health policy research and data. It involves the processing, synthesizing and consolidation of such information. Policy analysis often leads to the development of recommendations for future action steps.