Louise Newton

Implementing patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice

Linda Howard Louise Newton

Article from Senior Director, Clinical Outcome Assessments, Louise Newton MSc.

The use of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in clinical practice is increasing. Following the creation of a ‘User’s Guide to Implementing PRO Assessment in Clinical Practice’ by the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), volunteers from ISOQOL sought to create a Companion Guide to assist health care providers with the scientific and practical considerations involved in implementing and using PRO measures in clinical care by using information from real-world case studies. This paper summarizes the key issues presented in the Companion Guide.

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