Using PROMs to guide patient-centered care and optimise outcomes

A recent study exploring the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) by Michelle TewAssociate Professor Kim Dalziel and Professor Philip Clarke at the Centre for Health Policy has been published in Quality of Life Research.

The aim of the study was to investigate health-related quality-of-life (QoL) trajectories in the 5 years following total knee replacement (TKR) and the feasibility of translating QoL trajectories into valuable information for guiding patient-centered care and optimise outcomes. There is strong evidence indicating important heterogeneity in QoL trajectories in TKR patients indicating not all patients benefit from the surgical procedure in the same way. Knowledge of the combination of characteristics that predisposes patients to trajectories with poor health gains can be useful in anticipating possible outcomes and mitigating such risks. There is scope in translating routinely collected PROMs to improve shared decision-making allowing for more patient engagement to help optimise outcomes.

Further details and access to the article can be found here.