[Assessment of patients' health status--review of the literature and assessment methods].

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Source
Nord Med. 1998 Dec;113(10):360-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1998
Author
S. Andreassen
L. Edgren
Author Affiliation
Sykehuset Ostfold, Fredrikstad.
Source
Nord Med. 1998 Dec;113(10):360-2
Date
Dec-1998
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Health status
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Humans
Methods
Norway
Patients - classification
Abstract
The question often arises of how health status is to be measured, or to what end. A number of instruments have been developed for the measurement of patient health, and the article consists in a review of the methodology and specific applications of some of those most commonly used, as outlined in published reports. The review showed the defined goal (s) of investigation to constitute a crucial determinant of the choice of methods, as most of the available instruments are designed for specific situations or categories of patients. Thus, an unfortunate choice may result in sufficient or erroneous data for the purposes of decision making.
PubMed ID
9894416 View in PubMed
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