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Use of patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction for quality assessments.

Authors
  • Ehlers, Anne P1
  • Khor, Sara
  • Cizik, Amy M
  • Leveque, Jean-Christophe A
  • Shonnard, Neal S
  • Oskouian, Rod J Jr
  • Flum, David R
  • Lavallee, Danielle C
  • 1 University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th St, Ste 502, Box 354808, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of managed care
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
23
Issue
10
Pages
618–622
Identifiers
PMID: 29087633
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Overall, patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery reported being satisfied with outcomes, but the reported responses in PROs were much more variable. As the expectations increase to include PRO measures as valid quality indicators, it is necessary to dedicate time and consideration to understanding the relationships among these measures to support meaningful translations into healthcare policy.

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