The scientific advisory committee identified four key areas of research that will define APERSU’s research agenda.

  • Applications of PROMs in clinical practice (e.g., decision aids, patient engagement, patient management, decision making, patients and clinicians perspective, clinical and cost effectiveness of PROMs)
  • Applications of PROMs in health systems (e.g., routine outcome measurement, quality management, quality improvement and performance, international comparisons)
  • Understanding of PROMs scores (e.g., minimal clinical important difference, measurement properties, comparisons across PROMs measures)
  • Enhancing the quality of PROMs Use (e.g., methods of data collection and presentation, methods of repeated measurements, usefulness of PROMs in special groups, response shift, case mix adjustment, knowledge transfer, translation, and utilization)