Measuring quality of life

There are literally thousands of survey tools out there designed to allow patients to self-report on their own health outcomes. Their names don’t roll off the tongue – consider PROMIS-29, CAW, AQOL-4D, EORTC QLCC-30 … It’s pretty clear that these names originated from the academic community, not from marketing. That said, there was a healthy dose of dark humour shown by Washington University when they named their sino-nasal survey tool “SNOT-22”.  As a health provider who wants to measure and improve health outcomes for their patients, how do you find the right survey tool?  It’s not always that easy. Patient Reported Outcome Meausure (PROMs) tools are a niche area and the survey owners are often within smaller academic bodies with little budget for self-promotion. Cemplicity work with a couple [...]