Use of an electronic patient-reported outcome measurement system to improve distress management in oncology.

@article{Smith2014UseOA,
  title={Use of an electronic patient-reported outcome measurement system to improve distress management in oncology.},
  author={Sophia K Smith and Krista A Rowe and Amy P Abernethy},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Management of patient distress is a critical task in cancer nursing and cancer practice. Here we describe two examples of how an electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) measurement system implemented into routine oncology care can practically aid clinical and research tasks related to distress management. METHODS Tablet personal computers were used to routinely complete a standardized ePRO review of systems surveys at point of care during every encounter in the Duke Oncology… CONTINUE READING
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