Do patient reported outcome measures do more harm than good?BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2669 (Published 01 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2669
- Miranda Wolpert, Director, CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU)1
- 1Anna Freud Centre and University College London, London NW3 5SD, UK
Black points out that patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) were developed for use in research and subsequently adopted to support clinical management.1 I have advocated the use of these measures in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for the past decade (www.corc.uk.net). However, I have become increasingly worried that unless the tension between the two aims of data collection (informing generalisable findings …
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