Patient-Reported Information at Health Care Institutions

Harmonizing and Consolidating the Measurement of Patient-Reported Information at Health Care Institutions: A Position Statement of the Mayo Clinic

This information supplements an article published in Patient Related Outcome Measures, "Harmonizing and Consolidating the Measurement of Patient-Reported Information at Health Care Institutions: A Position Statement of the Mayo Clinic."

Authors

David T. Eton, Timothy J. Beebe, Philip T. Hagen, Michele Y. Halyard, Victor M. Montori, James M. Naessens, Jeff A. Sloan, Carrie A. Thompson, Douglas L. Wood

Abstract

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) capture how patients perceive their health and their health care. Their use in clinical research is longstanding; however, today PROs are increasingly being used to inform the care of individual patients and document the performance of health care entities.

We recently wrote and internally distributed an institutional position statement entitled "Harmonizing and Consolidating the Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes at Mayo Clinic." The statement is meant to educate clinicians, clinical teams, and institutional administrators about the merits of using PROs for clinical care and quality measurement in a systematic manner throughout the institution. The article summarizes the most important messages from the statement, including describing PROs and their use, identifying practical considerations for implementing them in routine practice, elucidating potential barriers to their use and formulating strategies to overcome these barriers.

The lessons learned from our experience, including pitfalls, challenges, and successes, may inform other health care institutions interested in systematically using PROs in health care delivery science and practice.

Supplemental appendix cited in the article

For more information, please contact the corresponding author:

David T. Eton, Ph.D. 
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507-293-1353
Email: eton.david@mayo.edu