Current CAS Research Initiatives
Patient Reported Outcome Measures
There is increasing interest both in Canada and internationally in using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) — measurement instruments that are completed by patients to obtain information on their health — to support value-based health-care delivery.
In response to stakeholder desire for Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to provide leadership and guide a pan-Canadian approach to PROMs, CIHI is developing data collection and reporting standards for use across the country. Hip and knee arthroplasty and chronic renal care were selected as initial areas of focus for PROM as they are high-volume, high-cost procedures which have a significant impact on patient quality of life.
To better understand the PROMs landscape in Canada, CIHI and the Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) Research Committee asked CAS members to complete a brief survey on current practices related to the collection and use of PROMs for hip and knee arthroplasty. Results from the survey will be shared in the Fall edition of the COA Bulletin.
CIHI would like to thank survey participants for their time and the opportunity to learn from the orthopaedic community.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact CIHI’s PROMs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on CIHI’s PROMs program is available at www.cihi.ca/proms