Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 6: creating national initiatives to support development and use—the PROMIS example

Susan J. Bartlett*, James Witter, David Cella, Sara Ahmed

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Abstract

Background Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data are beneficial to a range of stakeholders including patients, clinicians, researchers, national funding and regulatory agencies, health system administrators, and policymakers. Objective Because stakeholders represent diverse groups and needs, it is challenging to reach consensus on how to advance PRO development and harmonize data across settings to enable use for multiple secondary purposes. Collaborative national networks can facilitate the sharing of expertise, resources, and necessary infrastructure; create development, use, and reporting standards; optimize formats to efficiently store and transfer data; and disseminate tools and information for widespread uptake. Discussion In the United States, the National Institutes of Health's Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System offers an example of how collaborators can work across distances to form essential partnerships, create a common vision, and leverage technology to accelerate the development and testing of universal PROs that are broadly applicable across health conditions and settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Volume89
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Health outcomes
  • Health status
  • PROMIS
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Self-report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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