Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference

Date: 

About this event

This conference looked at the role of patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) in improving the quality of care in the NHS.

The conference was for all those interested in researching the ways PROMs data can be used to improve the quality of health care, from methodological developments through methods of dissemination of outcomes to implementation of improvement initiatives based on PROMs data.

You can download speakers' presentations from the tab above.

Programme

Programme

Session one: Understanding the measurement properties of PROMS

Welcome and introduction
John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

  • Setting the scene: progress with the National PROMS Programme
    Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and DH National PROMs Operations Board
  • Assessing the performance of the EQ-VAS and analysing hospital variation at the level of EQ-5D dimensions
    Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics
  • PROMs risk adjustment: a case-mix approach
    James Coles, Director of Research, CHKS
  • The inter-relationships of measures and metrics
    Jan van der Meulen, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Questions and discussion

Session two: Comparing providers

Welcome back
Chair: Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, LSHTM and DH National PROMs Operations Board

  • Equity of use and outcome of surgery
    Jenny Neuburger, Lecturer in Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Longitudinal trends in providers' performance
    Andrew Hutchings, Lecturer in Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Understanding a hospital's PROMs data
    Charlotte Wood, Health Intelligence Specialist, Yorkshire and Humber Quality Observatory
  • Questions and discussion

Session three: Economic applications

Welcome back
Chair: John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

  • Reasons for variations in hospital outcomes
    Andrew Street, Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
  • From PROMs to cost per QALY
    Sophie Coronini-Cronberg, Public Health Specialty Registrar, The King's Fund
  • Cost-effectiveness of alternative hip and knee prostheses
    Dr Mark Pennington, Lecturer in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Questions and discussions

Session four: Future use of PROMs

Welcome back
Professor David Parkin, Chief Economist, NHS South of England

  • Use for individual patients
    José M Valderas, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford
  • PROMs pilot for use in long-term conditions in primary care
    Ray Fitzpatrick, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford
  • Questions and discussion

Panel discussion:  Future research agenda
Chair: Andrew Vallance-Owen, Chair, Department of Health PROMs stakeholder group 

  • Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and DH National PROMs Operations Board
  • Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics