Toward a better understanding of patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice

Am J Manag Care. 2014 Apr;20(4):281-3.


Current shifts toward patient-centered healthcare and accountable payment options point to the more personalized production of better health, not just healthcare, as a next organizational paradigm. Transformation to a system geared toward promoting health requires us to think broadly about what it means to engage patients meaningfully, to give them a voice in their health and care, and to capture more of their varied experience and attitudes beyond the provider visit. The collection and use of patient-reported outcome data into electronic health records represents an important step forward for the transition to a more patient-centered health system. We set out an agenda for better understanding how and when patient-reported outcomes may improve patient health and care experience.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Comprehension
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Patient Participation / statistics & numerical data
  • Patient-Centered Care / organization & administration
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / organization & administration*
  • Quality Improvement
  • Self Report
  • United States