- Nick Black, professor of health services research
- Correspondence to:
Routine use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) has the potential to help transform healthcare, says Nick Black. Not only can PROMs help patients and clinicians make better decisions, but they can also enable comparisons of providers’ performances to stimulate improvements in services
Contributor: NB has played a leading role in the development and establishment of the NHS national PROMs programme in England. As a grant holder for methodological studies of PROMs from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme, he was a member of the DH PROMs Operations Board. He is also a member of the DH PROMs Stakeholder Reference Group and chairs the DH National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries. NB is sole contributor and guarantor.
Competing interests: The author has completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form at www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf (available on request from the corresponding author) and declares: no support from any organisation for the submitted work; a financial relationship with the Department of Health for research on PROMs and membership of the DH Operations Board for the National PROMs Programme.
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