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Outcome Measures Harmonization

Overview Dec 6, 2019

Significant variation exists in both the types and definitions of outcome measures used in patient registries, even within the same clinical area. This variation reduces the utility of registries, making it difficult to compare, link, and aggregate data across the spectrum of clinical care and reporting.

To address this variation, AHRQ has launched projects building on each other to develop harmonized outcomes and implement them in practice. These projects include:

Project Timeline

Outcome Measures Harmonization

Apr 1, 2022
Topic Initiated
Dec 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019
May 12, 2020
Oct 14, 2021
Page last reviewed March 2022
Page originally created March 2022

Internet Citation: Overview: Outcome Measures Harmonization. Content last reviewed March 2022. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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