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New outcome measures booklet

Outcome measurement plays an increasing role in palliative care to improve quality, efficiency and availability of services. Outcome measures, specifically Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), are tools that can effectively be used in palliative care to assess and monitor care, either for individual patients, or across populations. Research has shown that professionals are willing to use outcome measures in their clinical practice but lack training and guidance.

In order to meet these needs, Claudia Bausewein and colleagues from the department have developed guidance on outcome measurement as part of PRISMA, a three year project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework. The booklet covers general information on outcome measurement and palliative care, steps on how to choose a measure, characteristics of a good measure, tips for analysing results, information on implementation and change management and where to find further information.

Download the booklet

Guidance on Outcome Measurement in Palliative Care (PDF, 6.78Mb)