Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used both in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the National Health Service (NHS) and the wider public sector to capture the impact of healthcare interventions from the patient perspective.
PROMs have their distinct use in the private and public sector. For instance, in sponsored clinical trials PROMs may be used to capture potential patient benefits of new medicinal products. On the other hand, within the NHS, patient-reported outcomes and experiences are routinely recorded for a number of surgical procedures to measure the impact and quality of care received, on health-related quality of life. Despite these differences there is a considerable degree of overlap in the use of PROMs in these sectors. A key issue for all sectors is picking the right PROM to avoid problems further down the line.
This one-day course will provide attendees with a background to PROMs and their use in the pharmaceutical and public sector.
Topics that will be covered include:
• Introduction to PROMs
• Selecting PROMs
• Administering PROMs
• Health utilities