Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

A guide to Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

The collection, analysis, and reporting of patients’ experience of healthcare, and of their self-reported health outcomes, is now a feature of more advanced healthcare systems around the world. This information is valuable for delivering, evaluating, and improving patient-centred healthcare.

Incorporating this type of measurement into the South African healthcare system can facilitate shifts to value-based care. It sharpens the focus on patients’ perspectives and priorities, producing data that can be utilised by frontline clinicians and by managers to improve both the healthcare system and patients’ quality of life.

Our series of three briefs present a guide to Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), exploring the essentials, how to get started, and examples of both PROMs and PREMs (Patient-Reported Experience Measures).