Patient-reported outcomes (PROs): The significante of using humanistic measures in clinical trial and clinical practice.

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Abstract

Patient-reported outcome (PRO) is an “umbrella term” that covers a whole range of potential types of measurement but is used specifically to refer to all measures quantifying the state of health through the evaluation of outcomes reported by the patient himself. PROs are increasingly seen as complementary to biomedical measures and they are being incorporated more frequently into clinical trials and clinical practice. After considering the cultural background of PROs – that is the well known patient-centered model of medicine –, their historical profile (since 1914, the year of the first outcome measure) and typologies, the paper aims at debating their methodological complexity and implementation into practice. Some clinical trials and therapeutic managements utilizing patient-centered measures will be also analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioethics from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Pages250
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Association of centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) 25th Annual Conference - Istanbul
Duration: 15 Sep 201117 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Association of centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) 25th Annual Conference
CityIstanbul
Period15/9/1117/9/11

Keywords

  • Patient-reported outcome (PRO)
  • clinical trial
  • medicina centrata sulla persona
  • patient-centered measures
  • quality of care

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