In a new book published in 2016 in the U.K. “Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Health Care”, the authors, Appleby, Devlin and Parkin, demonstrate how in multiple ways PROMs can improve healthcare.
In Australia there is also movement with the Victorian DHHS starting to collect PROMs from 01/07/2017.
PROMs are also probably the most effective tool to help overcome long term issues:
- To reduce hospital adverse events and achieve the largest improvement in the Health and Safety and Quality Patient Care.
- In the GP environment for the first time to integrate Primary Health Clinical Care and Public Health.
- In medicine, they are the agency to move from the Newtonian medicine to Einsteinian medicine.
In this way medicine will incorporate the great advances of physics in the last 100 years, to be really medicine based on modern science.