Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. They are primarily measures of treatment effectiveness. However, clinical outcomes may also comprise other elements that can impact treatment effectiveness, such as safety and efficiency.
Clinical outcomes data are captured in many different ways, usually by healthcare professionals. In addition, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are used to include the measurement of clinical outcome from the patient’s (and/or their family’s) perspective.
About the GOSH Clinical Outcomes Programme
- Robust clinical outcome measures identified in each specialty
- Consistent and accurate data collection against these measures
- Robust analysis of outcomes data
- Availability of specialties' outcomes on the intranet for greater internal visibility
- Publication of outcomes to the Trust website for public visibility
- Benchmarking of outcomes, nationally and internationally, with other paediatric centres of excellence