Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Routine Practice: Three Novel Use Cases and Implications

Helena Hvitfeldt Forsberg, Eugene C. Nelson*, Robert Reid, David Grossman, Melanie P. Mastanduno, Lisa Torrey Weiss, Elliott S. Fisher, James N. Weinstein

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Abstract

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can show how patients perceive their illness burden over time. Active use of PROs by clinicians at the point of service can help illuminate the patients' longitudinal changes in outcomes, thereby advancing shared decision making, patient engagement, and self-care. This article offers principles and lessons learned from using PROs and provides 3 case studies to demonstrate how to overcome the challenges in using PROs in routine clinical practice to improve outcomes. These cases demonstrate that it is possible to embed patient-generated data into the flow of care and to track outcomes for improvement and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-195
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • implementation science
  • outcomes measurement
  • patient engagement
  • patient-centered care
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • quality improvement
  • value of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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    Forsberg, H. H., Nelson, E. C., Reid, R., Grossman, D., Mastanduno, M. P., Weiss, L. T., Fisher, E. S., & Weinstein, J. N. (2015). Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Routine Practice: Three Novel Use Cases and Implications. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 38(2), 188-195. https://doi.org/10.1097/JAC.0000000000000052