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Acad Emerg Med. 1998 Feb;5(2):157-61.

Development of new methods to assess the outcomes of emergency care.

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Colorado Emergency Medicine Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA.


This article provides information supporting the need for new outcome measures in emergency care. It also addresses the use of these measures in emergency care, the impact of emergency care, identification of at-risk groups, new approaches to measuring patient satisfaction, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness, and the related unique implications for emergency medicine.

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