Quality of Life after Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using a Digital Patient-Reported Outcome Tool

Riad Salem*, Shahzeb Hassan, Robert J. Lewandowski, Karen Grace, Robert C.G. Martin, Michael J. Sichlau, Julie Fung, Edward Kim, Susan Chao, Benjamin I. Rosner

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Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurements are important for patient care, and emerging bundles in value-based care are placing an increasing emphasis on tying reimbursement to patient surveys. A multicenter pilot study was carried out to assess the efficacy of an automated digital patient engagement (DPE) platform for collecting HRQoL measurements at baseline and at 2- to 4-week intervals through 90 days after transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with yttrium-90 (90Y) treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The results revealed a survey completion of 78.4% and demonstrated only 4 of 35 individual symptom instances across all time points of transient worsening relative to baseline. Most importantly, the DPE platform provided an effective means for deploying and collecting patient-reported outcome measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314.e1
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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