The Role of PROMs in Modern Healthcare: Challenges and Strenghts - A systematic Review

Domenico Longo

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

Background: The academic and scientific research agrees in saying that Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMs) are valid tools, to both assess (and even improve) quality of life and self-awareness of the patients and to enhance patient-clinician communication. Despite that, the adoption of PROMs in routine care meets limitations and entrance barriers. Today the main use of PROMs rests in Random Clinical Trials and in other types of studies. With poor use in routine care.
Objectives: The main purpose of the study is to present a research overview and an agenda for researchers. Secondly it tries to explain the limited use of Patient Reported Outcomes in routine clinical care.
Methods: The paper is a systematic literature review and it follows the PRISMA model for Meta-analyses and systematic reviews. The main source of the the literature will be focused mostly on secondary data. The data were collecting in peer-reviewed journal, with a precise methodology.
Originality/Value: The paper inspects the actual status of the use of PROMS in diabetes. The literature has a number of studies and reviews about the topic, however they do not inspect the same side of the problem.

EducationsMSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2021
Number of pages42
SupervisorsPedro Oliveira