Effectiveness means health benefit (change in health) obtained with treatment conducted…
Treatment effectiveness means achieving the desired changes in a patient’s health and well-being as a result of treatment given in daily health care practice. In the assessment of effectiveness relevant key domains of health and well-being such as mortality, morbidity, symptoms, work and functioning capacity and quality of life are systematically considered.
Patients’ involvement is an integral part of the effectiveness assessment: it is important to evaluate the effectiveness based not only on professional but also patient considerations. Effectiveness assessment allows for a critical review of daily health care methods to evaluate treatments and interventions given as well as the investments made relative to health benefits produced. It allows for comparison of different methods and procedures to find the best ones.
Through effectiveness assessment the use of the selected treatments and interventions can be justified.