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Patient Reported Outcome Measures

NHS England have released a new PROMs guide.

“We collect PROMs as they are a unique source of insight for both provider trusts and CCGs in that they shine a light on variation in the outcomes of surgery, as reported by patients themselves….You can use PROMs data to investigate outcomes reported by patients at individual trusts and compare these outcomes across several trusts. This data can also be used to identify variation in outcomes between a trust and the national average…Analysing this data allows provider trusts to investigate whether there are any patterns in their patients’ outcomes.” NHS England October 2016

PROMs falls under the Insight workstream of NHS England:

Another national data collection which offers patient insight is Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs). Patients undergoing elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures – hip or knee replacement, varicose vein surgery or groin hernia surgery – are asked to complete questionnaires before and after their operations to assess improvement in health as perceived by the patients themselves. The data publication is broken down to trust level to allow both positive and negative “outliers” to be identified.

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Forthcoming conferences of interest:

National PROMs Summit 2016
Wednesday 7 December 
Broadway House, London

Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight
Tuesday 29 November 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Always Events® UK Summit: A positive approach to Improving Patient Care
Wednesday 30 November 
Hallam Conference Centre, London


11 October 2016


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