Measurement in health

Measuring Outcomes in Health is a radical paradigm shift in health in which the Professional Order of Nurses and the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine Studies at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Lisbon were pioneers in bringing the concept to Portugal in 2014.

It is a question of changing the way health indicators are measured and their financing – currently through process indicators (for example, number of surgeries, number of appointments, waiting list for surgery, among many others) – for a way of measuring what the user considers essential for his life and in his perception.

For this to be a reality, the Boston-based International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is disseminating and supporting, worldwide, a community of implementation of pilot experiences with diverse clinical conditions to produce scientific evidence that supports the measurement of health outcomes and their earnings.

Having said this, it is intended to start the measurement of results in health (outcomes) through the clinical condition of the “Elderly Person”. The present project has no time limit, being a continuous action-research that aims to adjust clinical procedures taking into account to obtain results that are of interest to the elderly hospitalized at the University Fernando Pessoa School Hospital and that will be followed by the health team after their possible discharge.

UFP participants:

Partner institution:

  • International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)