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a tool or instrument used to measure the effectiveness of an intervention or treatment of an outcome domain. Outcome measures can be quantitative (e.g., measures of blood pressure, laboratory values, or physical performance) or qualitative (e.g., measures of quality of life, patient satisfaction, or other subjective experiences). Outcome measures can also be disease-specific or general in nature, depending on the health condition or disease being studied.

outcome measurement instrument, outcome measure
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