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Patient-Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics



Christensen, Daniel L. MD; Dickens, Jonathan F. MD; Freedman, Brett MD; Mauntel, Timothy PhD, ATC; Owens, Brett D. MD; Potter, Benjamin K. MD; Provencher, Matthew MD; Tokish, John M. MD; Waterman, Brian R. MD; Antosh, Ivan MD; Bellamy, Jaime DO; Cameron, Kenneth L. PhD, MPH, ATC; Cook, Karon F. PhD; Eckel, Tobin T. MD; Eichinger, Josef K. MD; Garcia, EStephan J. MD; Helgeson, Melvin D. MD; Joyner, Patrick W. MD; Kang, Daniel G. MD; Kilcoyne, Kelly G. MD; Krueger, Chad A. MD; LeClere, Lance E. MD; Li, Xinning MD; Martin, Kevin D. DO; McCallum, Jeremy R. MD; McDonald, Lucas S. MD, MPH&TM; Ortiz, Dionisio III MD; Pallis, Mark P. DO; Parada, Stephen A. MD; Patzkowski, Jeanne C. MD; Posner, Matthew A. MD; Rivera, Jessica C. MD; Robins, R. Judd MD; Rothrock, Nan PhD; Schmitz, Matthew R. MD; Slabaugh, Mark MD; Song, Daniel J. MD; Stinner, Daniel J. MD; Tintle, Scott M. MD; Tucker, Christopher J. MD; Waltz, Robert A. MD; Wilson, Kevin MD

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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 100(5):p 436-442, March 7, 2018. | DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00608


  • ➤ Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) assess a patient’s perspective of health, function, and quality of life associated with health conditions and medical interventions.
  • ➤ Health-care value is the ratio of health outcomes achieved relative to the total cost of care for a medical condition.
  • ➤ Common PRO designs assess general quality of life, system or region-specific conditions, disease-specific conditions, or mixed outcome measure designs.
  • ➤ Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures domains of health (e.g., fatigue, physical function, and depressive symptoms), not disease or injury-specific outcomes, allowing for comparability across conditions and normative scoring.
  • ➤ PROs offer a unique format to the clinician for understanding the impact of medical conditions or interventions and, as a result, may improve the care provided.

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