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HOS stands for Health Outcomes Survey (Medicare survey)

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PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of QualityMetric Health Outcomes Solutions, outlines noted improvements made to short-form health outcomes surveys (including the SF-36v2(R), SF-12v2(R), and SF-8(TM) Health Surveys), significantly increasing their usefulness and application and enhancing their value as a recognized measurement standard for healthcare quality.
By including interviews with leading experts, examples of actual applications, and visual aides, the series offers healthcare professionals, clinical investigators and policy-makers a better understanding of the use and interpretation of patient-reported health outcomes surveys.
Dewey and Ware co-founded QualityMetric in 1997, introducing patient-reported outcomes and other health-related Quality of Life measurement tools that Ware and his colleagues pioneered in ground-breaking Population Health studies like the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) and the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS).
Adults with severe disabilities Ohio Mental Health Outcomes Survey, Adult Consumer Form A, comprised of the Symptom Distress Scale from the Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP); quality of life items from validated instruments developed by Lehman and Greenley; Boston University's Making Decisions Empowerment Scale, and various safety and health questions; Ohio Mental Health Outcomes Survey, Provider Adult Form A, including a modified Multnomah Community Ability Scale and safety and health items.
Interwoven in this discussion are case studies designed to highlight successful care interventions for the older adult population, such as: --The advantages of hip protectors that displace the impact of a fall and reduce hip fractures for frail elderly --How the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data can be used to help health plans identify comorbidities in their Medicare populations to target interventions more effectively --A program to increase screening for osteoporosis and educate patients about the condition To obtain a copy of Quality Profiles(TM): The Leadership Series--Focus on Enhancing Care for Older Adults, or one of the previous editions, Focus on Cardiovascular Disease, Focus on Depression, or Focus on Diabetes, call 1-888-412-3090 or visit www.
The OGSR will: -- Continue to offer royalty-free permission to use all of the SF(TM) health outcomes surveys and new online DYNHA(R) software for scholarly research (Note: Administrative fees may apply) -- Encourage the publication of information about these health outcomes surveys in scientific literature, with focus on disease-specific and computerized dynamic (DYHNA(TM)) surveys -- Facilitate strategic partnerships/collaborations among clinical thought leaders to advance the development and application of outcomes surveys in all areas of health care The formation of the OGSR follows a July 2004 QualityMetric announcement offering royalty-free access to DYNHA(R) generic and disease-specific computer adaptive health assessments for purposes of scholarly research.