Letters Patient reported outcome measures

Measures need to capture patients’ views and experiences more effectively

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1553 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1553
  1. Sean Lynch, consultant psychiatrist and honorary associate professor1
  1. 1Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Wonford House Hospital, Exeter EX2 5AF, UK
  1. seanlynch{at}nhs.net

I agree that using patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in a “tick box way” to feed a management led IT beast is a dreadful scenario.1 However, how have we got into the situation where PROMS are needed in the first …

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