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Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Health Care

Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Health Care

John Appleby, Nancy Devlin, David Parkin

ISBN: 978-1-118-94858-3 December 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 120 Pages




A practical, introductory guide to the best use of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to improve the quality of health care and patient health.
  • Only title to exclusively introduce, explain and show how PROs can be best used to improve healthcare and patient outcomes 
  • Includes real life examples and case studies of PROs in practice 
  • Assesses the growing evidence base for PROs in practice 
  • Editor team from Office of Health Economics (OHE), The King's Fund and King’s College London with contributions from practising clinicians, GPs and other healthcare professionals

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Foreword, Sir Bruce Keogh, vi

Foreword, An international perspective, Professor Kalipso Chalkidou,vii

Acknowledgements, ix

1 Introduction, 1

2 A primer on patient reported outcomes, 9

3 Patients: information and choice, 27

4 Clinicians: clinical decision making, 41

5 Hospitals: managing clinical quality, 51

6 Commissioners: quality, value for money and fairness, 70

7 Regulation, value for money and productivity, 75

8 Where next for patient reported outcomes?, 88

Appendix 1 PROM questionnaire that is currently completed by patients after undergoing varicose vein surgery, 91

Appendix 2 The EQ-5D-5L©, 101

Appendix 3 Dr Tim Hughes’ shared decision-making aid for patients, 103

Index, 107