Use of patient-reported outcomes in the context of different levels of data. Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
  • Quality of Life
  • Registries


  • There is increasing interest in measuring patient-reported outcomes as part of routine medical practice, particularly in fields like total joint replacement surgery, where pain relief, satisfaction, function, and health-related quality of life, as perceived by the patient, are primary outcomes. We review some well-known outcome instruments, measurement issues, and early experiences with large-scale collection of patient-reported outcome measures in joint registries. The patient-reported outcome measures are reviewed in the context of multidimensional outcome assessment that includes the traditional clinical outcome parameters as well as disease-specific and general patient-reported outcome measures.

publication date

  • December 21, 2011



  • Review



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3234657

PubMed ID

  • 22262427

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 66

end page

  • 71


  • 93 Suppl 3