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Patient Reported Outcomes from Patient's Point of View

February 3, 2021 from 3:30pm EDT to 4:00pm EDT

Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) are an increasingly recognized valid outcome by researchers and clinicians comparing different treatment modalities. In addition, their routine use in certain clinical scenarios, when coupled with a well-formulated clinical support model, can improve patient survival and reduce hospitalization rates.

While researchers, and now clinicians, have a strong appreciation for the benefit of utilizing PROs in research and clinical practice, it is less clear how well the routine use of PROs is accepted by patients. This short session will discuss the different formats of PROs, and the potential burden they put on patients, especially when administered by multiple groups in an uncoordinated fashion. A primary purpose will be a call to the national radiation oncology community to advocate for PROs that are patient-friendly, specific to radiation oncology, and nationally coordinated, while also integrated with partner groups in your local organization such as medical oncology.

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