TITLE

NHS goes to the PROMS

AUTHOR(S)
Timmns, Nick
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how Bruce Keogh, medical director of the British National Health Service (NHS), plans to use patient reported outcomes (PROMS) and mortality rates to improve the quality of medical care. PROMS are questionnaires filled out by patients detailing their pain levels, mobility and general quality of life. Keogh was part of an inquiry that led to the publication of the results of cardiac surgeons using hospital episode statistics (HES). Keogh has proposed pilot programs to test medical auditing measures in various medical disciplines.
ACCESSION #
33011158

 

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