PROMs promote health gain and patient involvementBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.488993.3A (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:344
- Andrew J Vallance-Owen, group medical director
- 1BUPA, London WC1A 2BA
Hawkes seems to have swallowed the paternalistic line that what doctors do to patients is more important than the outcome as perceived by them.1 How can we know if a process brings benefits and continues to improve it without measuring the outcome, and how can we rely on process alone when the evidence shows such widespread variation and inconsistency in …
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