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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Output: What's Being Produced?

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  • We define two major categories of outputs:
    • Health services
    • Health outcomes
  • Being explicit about the output is critical (and often not done)
  • Producers tend to define outputs
    • Financial flows (how the product is purchased) influence definitions, for example:
      • Hospital day vs. a discharge
      • Quality adjusted life year vs. a covered life

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