Data collection strategies for patient-reported information

David F. Cella, Stephen R. Lloyd

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The U.S. health care transition demands increased accountability for medical care. This has contributed to increased interest in documenting medical outcomes, including improvements in health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction. These data canonly be obtained by asking patients directly about their current health state, perceptionof well-being, and satisfaction with care. Systematic collection of patient-reported datais often poorly done because its demands are underestimated and inadequately supported. Rigorous quality assurance is critical in any clinical trial or treatment delivery evaluation program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalQuality management in health care
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994


  • Outcomes
  • Patient survey methods
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning


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