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July 10, 2013

Standards for Patient-Reported Outcome–Based Performance Measures

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC
  • 3National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2013;310(2):139-140. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6855

The science of collecting and analyzing patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is well developed in clinical research.1 Almost a quarter of US drug labels include information about treatment benefits based on patient symptom questionnaires.2 International organizations and regulatory agencies have developed methodological standards for the use of PROs in clinical trials.1,3