The applications of PROs in clinical practice: what are they, do they work, and why?

Defining the different applications of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice can be difficult

Joanne Greenhalgh

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • Defining the different applications of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice can be difficult
  • Evidence from randomised controlled trials suggests that the use of PROs in clinical practice is valuable in improving the discussion and detection of HRQoL problems but has less of an impact on how clinicians manage patient problems or on subsequent patient outcomes
  • Future research needs to identify ways in with PROs can be better incorporated into the routine care of patients by combining qualitative and quantitative methods and adopting appropriate trial designs
  • Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice,5(4), 401–416

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