Quantification of Health Outcomes for Policy Studies in Behavioral Epidemiology

  • Robert M. Kaplan
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 84)


Epidemiological research requires the quantification of health outcomes. Some outcomes are hard or directly observable. These include mortality and observable lesions. Other outcomes, such as symptomatic complaints, are soft. The objective of health care is to achieve positive outcomes. Through prevention or medical care we hope to avoid negative outcomes.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Discount Rate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Behavioral Intervention Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 
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