Updated November 18, 2005
The patient outcome templates are an education-based, information toolset to help guide pathologists in leading outcome measurement studies in their local institutions. Each patient outcome template consists of downloadable files containing the following components:
- Pathologist Summary: Two to three pages of text summarizing the disease, its prevalence and morbidity and mortality data.
- References: A list of appropriate citations from the medical literature.
In addition, CAP members can log in to access additional
components of each template:
- Outcome Measures: A table or chart containing
an explanation of the indicators including benchmark values and real
- Slide Presentation: A PowerPoint presentation
containing approximately 20-25 slides, expanding upon the pathologist
summary, while presenting the information for a non-pathologist audience.
Slides convey information using bullet points, tables, charts, and cost
saving models when appropriate.