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Outcomes Research

The discipline of outcomes research involves applied clinical- and population-based research that seeks to study and optimize the end results of health care practices and interventions in terms of benefits to the patient and society.

Evaluation of economic factors, comparative clinical effectiveness, risk analysis, and health-related quality of life assessments are key areas of focus.

With a goal of improving effectiveness and efficiency in animal health care and its associated impacts on human health, CORE activities demonstrate the value of animal health interventions – including treatment, prevention or diagnostic activities that are intended to improve health. The CORE generates and synthesizes evidence on health interventions and trains animal health professionals on how to best utilize that evidence to influence health care decisions.