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Using Patient-reported Outcome Measures to Improve Health Care

Time for a New Approach

Browne, John P. PhD*; Cano, Stefan J. PhD; Smith, Sarah PhD

doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000792
Special Commentary

*Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Modus Outcomes, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

S.S. is currently the Principal Investigator on a research project funded by the Department of Health (England) Policy Research Programme (070/0071). The views expressed in this publication are hers and not necessarily those of the Department of Health.

S.J.C. is a codeveloper of the BREAST-Q, FACE-Q, and BODY-Q. These instruments are owned by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, but Stefan receives a share of any license revenues as royalties based on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s inventor sharing policy. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: John P. Browne, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork T12 XF62, Ireland. E-mail:

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