AOA Critical Issues: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Why Every Orthopaedic Practice Should Be Collecting Them
Makhni EC, Hennekes ME, Baumhauer JF, Muh SJ, and Spindler K. AOA Critical Issues: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Why Every Orthopaedic Practice Should Be Collecting Them. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2023; 105(8):641-648.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Patient-centered care is essential to providing high-quality value-based care. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are arguably the best tools available to orthopaedic providers for providing patient-centered care. Many clinical opportunities exist for the implementation of PROMs into routine practice, such as shared decision-making, mental health screening, and prediction of postoperative disposition. Routine use of PROMs is also an adjunct to the streamlining of documentation, patient intake, and telemedicine visits, and hospitals can aggregate PROMs for the purpose of risk stratification. Physicians can harness the power of PROMs for quality improvement initiatives and improvement of the patient experience. Despite these numerous applications, PROMs are frequently underutilized tools. Understanding the many benefits of PROMs may allow orthopaedic practices to justify investing in these valuable tools.
Medical Subject Headings
Humans; Orthopedics; Patient Reported Outcome Measures; Patient-Centered Care; Physicians; Quality of Health Care