Patient reported outcomes: getting the timing right

Project Details

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are becoming increasingly popular in orthopaedic surgery. Pre and postoperative follow-up often elicit PROMS in the form of generic quality of life instruments (e.g. SF-12) that can be used in economic evaluation to estimate the Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY). However the timing of postoperative measurement is still under debate.  We explore the timing of postoperative PROMs collection and the implications for bias in QALY estimation for economic evaluation.


Chris Schilling


St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Research Publications

SCHILLING, C., Dowsey, M., CLARKE, P., & Choong, P. (2016). Using Patient-Reported Outcomes for Economic Evaluation: Getting the Timing Right. Value in Health.

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Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy

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