Patient reported outcome measures: how are we feeling today?

@article{Appleby2011PatientRO,
  title={Patient reported outcome measures: how are we feeling today?},
  author={John L Appleby},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={344},
  pages={d8191}
}
Don Berwick, distinguished health quality guru and, until recently, in charge of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, long ago pointed out that “The ultimate measure by which to judge the quality of a medical effort is whether it helps patients (and their families) as they see it.” This may seem a statement of the obvious, but it has taken a surprisingly long time for any health service to systematically collect information from patients about their health status. Many countries have… CONTINUE READING
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