Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Marion Grote Westrick, Hannah Wehling

Patient-Reported Outcomes

Using patient-reported data to improve quality of care

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1. edition
8 pages, Brochure
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Since 2020, the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Health Programme has been intensively studying the potential of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs). The current SPOTLIGHT HEALTHCARE summarises the findings to date – specifically of the recently published studies on the status of the use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in Germany and in international comparison. Through the analysis of concrete examples of PROM use and implementation strategies in different countries, the potential hurdles as well as success factors for the implementation were identified and corresponding recommendations for action could be derived. 

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The primary objective of any health system is to improve the health of the individuals and populations they serve. Yet the German health system does not assess the impacts on health from the patients’ perspective. To facilitate a stronger focus on what really matters to the patient, we advocate for the integration of the patient perspective into care through the collection and application of patient-reported data.

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