Term: Effectiveness

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-02-28


If a given activity produces a beneficial health outcome when applied to a patient, then it is effective. If an alternative activity produces a better outcome, it is more effective.

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  • Black C, Frohlich N. Hospital Funding within the Health Care System: Moving Towards Effectiveness (Report #91-05-02). Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1991. [Full Report] (View)

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  • Metge C, Kozyrskyj A, Dahl M, Yogendran M, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Focussing on Appropriate Utilization. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)