national approach to health outcome development
Department of Health (DoH) initiated a national approach to health
outcome development in 1993 by setting up a team within the DoH, called
the Central Health Outcomes Unit (CHOU).
From 1998-2008 the DoH outsourced the function and the National Centre
for Health Outcomes Development (NCHOD) was established
NCHOD comprised teams from Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology (UHCE
- in the Department of Public Health, Oxford University), and the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Research and development work was undertaken both by UHCE and by LSHTM
London branch took responsibility for the production and publication
of outcome measures.
work was funded by the Department of Health, and then subsequently
the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre.