Outcome measurement refers to the ability to determine the effect of a procedure or an intervention. It has become increasingly important to gather such information in a reliable and valid fashion using measures with robust psychometric properties to ensure that public and private investment is appropriate. The most successful speech and language therapy services are the ones that recognize the multifaceted nature of the services they provide and make every attempt to deliver across all dimensions of quality provision. This includes providing evidence-based practice, safe services, and excellent service user experience while balancing budgets. Having a clear understanding of how people are helped by therapy services is an essential feature.

While the term outcome measurement has been used in research since the 1990s, it is becoming ...

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