When used in clinical practice, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can enhance patient-clinician communication, improve problem detection and management, lead to greater efficiency, and produce better symptom control, quality of life, and survival.
The primary resource for PROTEUS-Practice is The PROTEUS-Practice Guide: A Synthesis of Resources for Implementing Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice (The PROTEUS-Practice Guide).
What’s In This Section: Design
The Guide collates and synthesizes guidance from numerous foundational resources into a comprehensive document which spans three overarching stages of using PROs in practice: Design, Implementation, and System & Data Management.
At each step, the Guide provides a range of options rather than one “right” way. In almost all cases, the options are not mutually exclusive, and it is advisable to adopt multiple approaches.
This section – Design – offers five sub-sections. Each one features the relevant chapter from the Guide, plus additional context and resources for the following objectives.