Patient and Public Involvement
The routine use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) was introduced into the National Health Service (NHS) in 2009. “The goal of most health care is to improve patients’ health – and, arguably, it is the patients themselves who are best placed to judge how they feel. The introduction of PROMs reflects a growing recognition throughout the world that the patient’s perspective is highly relevant to efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care. PROMs are likely to become a key part of how all health care is funded, provided and managed.”
Nancy J Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics & John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King’s Fund, 2013. ‘Getting the most out of proms – Putting health outcomes at the heart of NHS decision-making’
If you develop an epilepsy related PROM or find a generic PROM useful to measure the quality of service for epilepsy patients please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – we would be interested in featuring this in the toolkit.