The patient should be considered as the center of any health system. PROMS (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) has been defined as any report of the status of a patient’s health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else (1). PROMS are gaining importance as a tool to design outcome variables. Interventions based on PROMS have been associated to increased adherence and better results (2).
(1) U.S Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Industry: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in Medical Product Development to Support Labeling Claims; U.S. FDA, Clinical/Medical. 2009
(2) Crossing the Quality Chasm-A New Health System for the 21st Century. 1st Ed. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2001. Institute of Medicine,