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Table 3 Methods used to collect outcomes for the different outcome measure categories

From: Measures for assessing practice change in medical practitioners

  Measure Category
Method Measures of Patient Change Surrogate Measures of Patient Change Measures of Practitioner Change Surrogate Measures of Practitioner Change Organisational or Process Level Change
Medical record audit 32% 29% 45% 0 5%
Computerised medical record audit 14% 9% 12% 0 1%
Medical practitioner interview/survey/questionnaire 12% 2% 5% 100% 53%
Patient interview/survey/questionnaire 37% 4% 10% 0 5%
Computerised database 18% 26% 25% 0 18%
Log book/Department record/Register 2% 7% 9% 0 6%
Encounter form/Request slip/Diary 8% 3% 13% 0 13%
Other 14% 7% 7% 0 8%
Unclear 9% 14% 7% 0 6%
  1. All numbers are percent of the total number of studies for that category
  2. * Excludes 25 studies that measured cost in this category for which no method was recorded