Dear Biomch-L'ers

just a quick question for the more clinically interested members of the
group: Is there a difference between the terms EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICACY
and EFFICIENCY when describing the beneficial effect of a treatment option?

As a non-native speaker I would appreciate getting feedback since my
English-German medical dictionary did not really distinguish between
these terms.

Thanks in advance, cheers

Dieter Rosenbaum...

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Rosenbaum
Funktionsbereich Bewegungsanalytik - Motion Analysis Lab
Klinik fuer Allgemeine Orthopaedie - Orthopaedic Department
Universitaetsklinikum Muenster - University Hospital Muenster
Domagkstr. 3
D-48149 Muenster Germany

Fon: +49 (0)251 - 8352970
Fax: +49 (0)251 - 8352993
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