Health Outcomes
Application Deadline : 2015-02-01
Health Outcomes Research

Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues from studies evaluating the effectiveness of a particular pharmaceutical intervention to the impact of reimbursement policies on the outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of the best way to disseminate the results of outcomes research to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.

Outcomes research incorporates a variety of research methods from various disciplines. The application of outcomes research principles in evaluating the design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals includes the following general areas:

Pharmacoeconomics
Pharmacoeconomics involves evaluation of the behavior of individuals, organizations, and markets relevant to the use of pharmaceutical products, services, and programs. The discipline frequently focuses on the costs (inputs) and consequences (outcomes) of the use of pharmaceuticals.

Patient Reported Outcomes
Patient Reported Outcomes deals with the value assigned to duration of life as modified by the impairment of physical, social, and psychological functional states, perceptions, and opportunities that are influenced by disease, injury, treatment, or policy. In this context, the field is also known as health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

Burden of Disease
Comparative Effectiveness
Analysis
Compliance/Adherence
Cost Consequences Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Cost Utility Analysis
Health Outcomes Research
Health Related Quality of Life
Health Services Research
Patient Satisfaction
Patient Preferences
Pharmacoeconomics
Patient Reported Outcomes
Psychometric Evaluation of Questionnaires (e.g. reliability, validity etc.)
Research Methods
Symptom Measures
Tolerability

Pharmacoeconomics
Pharmacoeconomics involves evaluation of the behavior of individuals, organizations, and markets relevant to the use of pharmaceutical products, services, and programs. The discipline frequently focuses on the costs (inputs) and consequences (outcomes) of the use of pharmaceuticals.

Patient Reported Outcomes
Patient Reported Outcomes deals with the value assigned to duration of life as modified by the impairment of physical, social, and psychological functional states, perceptions, and opportunities that are influenced by disease, injury, treatment, or policy. In this context, the field is also known as health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

The Review Process
During the review process the following information will be considered:

Is the candidate a member of an Outcomes related division?
Does the candidate demonstrate a determination to make Outcomes a full time career?
Are there adequate facilities for conducting research available?
Is there a high level of institutional involvement in outcomes research?
Does the institution have a plan to support a position for the candidate after the grant ends?
Does the candidate have solid leadership and communication skills?
Does the candidate have a high commitment to pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research?
Is the research plan innovative, realistic and of high quality?
Has the use of human subjects been addressed in the research plan?
Will the research proposal results provide valuable information and knowledge for society?
Does the research proposal contribute to the methodologies in health outcomes research?


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