Journal article

Feedback of patient-reported outcomes to healthcare professionals for comparing health service performance: a scoping review

Shaun L Hancock, Olivia F Ryan, Violet Marion, Sharon Kramer, Paulette Kelly, Sibilah Breen, Dominique A Cadilhac

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provide self-reported patient assessments of their quality of life, daily functioning, and symptom severity after experiencing an illness and having contact with the health system. Feeding back summarised PROs data, aggregated at the health-service level, to healthcare professionals may inform clinical practice and quality improvement efforts. However, little is known about the best methods for providing these summarised data in a way that is meaningful for this audience. Therefore, the aim of this scoping review was to summarise the emerging approaches to PROs data for 'service-level' feedback to healthcare professionals. SETTING: Healthcare profe..

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