Patient-reported outcomes are an important tool in assessing the effectiveness of a surgical procedure. Smith & Nephew, a medical technology company, recently announced the launch of a new platform (in partnership with Wellframe) targeted to orthopaedic surgeons that enables mobile Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Computer-Adaptive Tests (CATs). Read the full article to find out how orthopedic surgeons can track their patients’ recovery in real time, eliminating the need of clinical visits.
Traditional PROs require the patients to answer up to 40 or more questions at each follow-up visit. PROMIS-CAT approaches use information from pervious answers to reduce that to five to seven questions on average. The time burden on patients to complete the questionnaire is reduced, which can improve the completion rates – over 25% of post-operative paper-based PROs were not completed in the UK’s NHS data cited in the article.