Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)
What are PROMs?
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) measure the quality of care from a patient's perspective. PROMs calculate the health gain after surgical treatment. They are typically short, self-completed questionnaires, asking patients about their health and quality of life – before they have an operation, and then about their health and the effectiveness of the operation after it has happened.
PROMs are a means of collecting information on the clinical quality of care delivered to NHS patients as perceived by the patients themselves. The collection of this data will fill a gap in the set of information available on the care delivered to NHS-funded patients and will complement existing information.
PROMS for four main procedures are currently collected via the National PROMS Programme:
- Hip replacements
- Knee replacements
- Varicose Veins
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There are currently no nationally developed PROMS for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. We feel PROMS are an important initiative. Feedback from our patient groups has consistently revealed that there can be a lack of post operative follow up after AAA surgery which has led to many patients being anxious in their recovery. PROMS are an important tool to capture this information.
St George's Vascular Institute in London are now undertaking the development of an AAA specific PROM. Initial work is focused on the content that should be incorporated into an AAA PROM using AAA patient focus groups. Later work will involve Trusts piloting the questionnaires within their units. If you are interested in contributing please contact Mr George Peach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below is an introduction of how we plan to carry out the AAA PROMS work:
PROMS Patient Group Feedback
We have held two initial AAA patient groups to focus on PROMS development. These have taken place in London and Manchester. Further meetings will take place in London and Bristol before we begin to conduct in depth interviews with patients.
To view the detailed patient group feedback please see below: