H2O public webinar held last month included the panel entitled “Patient reported outcomes measures in consultations”. Linetta Koppert, MD.PhD.MSc. Surgical Oncologist at Erasmus MC (The Netherlands), Diane Delnoij, Prof. DR. D.M.J. Endowed chair as professor of ‘Governance of healthcare quality and efficiency’ at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management and Scientific officer for the Dutch National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, Evelyn Gross Mrs, CRO for neurodegeneration as a preclinical research associate and board member of the Austrian Crohn’s Colitis Association and Esther Goud, patient, covered different views on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Professor Tanja Stamm, Co-Lead for H2O and Head of Section for Outcomes Research Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems at Medical University of Vienna (MUW) moderated this panel discussion focused on the use, need, and benefits of PROs.
Both patients and clinicians agreed that the collection and resulting discussion around PROs strengthen the quality of the doctor-patient relationship.
Health administrators, clinicians, and patients were all represented and discussed their unique experiences with PROs. Both patients and clinicians agreed that the collection and resulting discussion around PROs strengthen the quality of the doctor-patient relationship. In part, they help empower the patient to get their voice heard, including their overall sense of well-being and health priorities. From the clinician’s perspective, PROs offer a more detailed and personal account of the patient’s journey. This allows for the tailoring of treatment plans and interventions, improving the outcomes from care provided.
Lastly, PROs were explored from the macro perspective. The increasing popularity and adoption rates of PROs across stakeholder groups denote changing societies values. Panelists agreed about the growing emphasis on the importance of including the patient in their healthcare journey. And equally so, on ensuring that patients are put on a path containing the most value possible, not simply the most services.
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