This paper reviews the motives and methods for applying an outcomes assessment model in the orthopaedic department at our hospital. Various strategic applications of health status measurement are demonstrated. The methods used in the process of designing this model are highlighted which may assist design of outcomes assessment models in other fields. A variety of surgical interventions were incorporated into this model including lower limb arthroplasties, total shoulder arthroplasty and all shoulder soft tissue surgery.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice
|Published - Jun 1997