The Center for Outcome Analysis, Inc., (COA) is a non-profit firm founded in 1985 to perform evaluation, research, and demonstration projects in the human services and health care services. COA is founded on the principle that service agencies should be guided by the measurable individual quality of life outcomes of their services and supports. Many qualities of life are reliably measurable, and they should be measured. The ultimate unit of accountability for human services must become the quality of life of the people receiving supports.
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View four of our scientific reports about New Leash at the top of Reports and Publications.
And please see our definitive study of the relationship between the size of a group living situation, quality of life, and cost.
The classic Pennhurst Longitudinal Study can be viewed and downloaded here.