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The employment of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to communicate the likely benefits of surgery

Authors Briffa N

Received 31 December 2017

Accepted for publication 18 May 2018

Published 16 August 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 263—266


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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Lynne Nemeth

Norman Briffa1,2

1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; 2University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Abstract: Decision aids as part of shared care are underutilized in surgery. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) are rapidly gaining interest as useful tools for various purposes in all fields of surgery. In this article, the author describes how PROMS can be used as decision aids in shared care between patients and health care workers, including surgeons.

Keywords: PROMS, shared care decisions, patient-centered care, decision aids

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