Outcomes are defined as the impact of a healthcare service or intervention, and can include events or results in:
- Patient health status or quality of life.
- Patient, provider, and population attitudes and behavior.
- New evidence, research, prevention strategies, treatments, and care models.
For example, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are one type of outcome that offer a complementary perspective to that of clinician assessments and may provide greater insights into health status, function, symptom burden, adherence, health behaviors, and quality of life.