The Role of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Healthcare Policy Making

  title={The Role of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Healthcare Policy Making},
  author={Amit Dang and Shilpa Mendon},
  journal={Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy},
1behaviours. < Unfortunately patients have remained an untapped resource in assessing the quality of healthcare and of long-term support services. Even traditionally the only information collected 1 from patients were feedback on satisfaction or experience with care. 
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