The results of patient treatments such as mortality, improved function, complication or infection rates that are measured using standard definitions and used to determine the quality of organizational performance in pay-for-performance programs such as Value-Based Purchasing.
OUTCOME (PATIENT OUTCOME)
The condition of a patient at the end of therapy or a disease process, including the degree of wellness and the need for continuing care, medication, support, counseling, or education.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)
A common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
OBSERVATION AND EXTENDED RECOVERY
A category of hospital stay in which a patient is in a hospital setting, but accessing an outpatient benefit. The intent of the stay is to decide whether inpatient hospitalization is required to resolve an issue within a defined period of observation, usually 24 hours.