Patient Reported Outcomes
Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are scientific tools in the form of questionnaires that are used to measure the impact that medical conditions or symptoms have on a patient’s life.
These PROMs are used to evaluate patients’ recovery after treatment and to compare the impact of their symptoms on their lives before and after treatment. This information is used to audit a practice and ensure the highest standard of care. Also, to monitor patients’ progress even when physical follow up no longer occur.
At the practice of Dr CdV Marais, we care about our patients and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for everyone we treat. Therefore, we are associated with the Prom.OrthZa initiative to collect PROMs off all patients undergoing surgical treatment.
Patient’s will be asked to complete a short (less than 2 minutes) questionnaire in the rooms when surgery is planned and with every follow up visit after surgery. When physical follow up is no longer required patients will receive an email every 6 months, with a link to the same questionnaire to complete, up to 2 years after their surgery.
Under the data protection act, we are required to confirm patients’ consent for holding this data electronically, which we do securely and confidentially, complying with national data protection requirements. Consent is voluntary and will have no impact on the quality of care that patients receive. If you have any problems or questions regarding PROMs please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or indicate to be contacted by our practice in the questionnaire.