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PROMs vs. PREMs (Patient-Reported Experience Measures)

  • Marwan BukhariEmail author
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Abstract

Patient-reported outcomes as well as experience measures are now the big news in the modern health service. The importance comes from their growing potential to trigger changes in healthcare delivery. Adopting these tools in standard clinical practice represents a major step forward toward patient-centered care and a new approach to assess outcomes of medical care. This chapter explores exactly what these terminologies mean. It demonstrates the differences between experience and outcome measures and reviews the evidence/need for patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) in inflammatory arthritic conditions management. The interface between PREMs and quality of care in inflammatory arthritis conditions is analyzed in comparison to diabetes mellitus as an example of chronic disease medical care. Examples of PREMs tools developed recently are included in the appendices.

Keywords

Rheumatoid arthritis Patient-reported outcome measures Patient-reported experience measures PREMs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyRoyal Lancaster InfirmaryLancasterUK

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