download chevron-down chevron-right chevron-with-circle-down chevron-with-circle-up check circle-with-minus circle-with-plus export help-with-circle inbox link mail old-phone star-outlined star user v-card close close close Back to top
Top

Glossary

A (1) C (9) D (6) E (12) F (1) H (9) I (4) M (7) N (4) O (1) P (5) Q (5) R (4) S (8) T (1) U (1) V (3)
Patient-reported outcome

A patient-reported outcome (PRO) is any report of the status of a patient’s health condition, health behavior, or experience with healthcare that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else. This definition reflects the key domains of

  • Health-related quality of life (including functional status)
  • Symptoms and symptom burden (e.g., pain, fatigue)
  • Experience with care
  • Health behaviors (e.g., smoking, diet, exercise)
Patient-reported outcome measure

A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) is an instrument, scale, or single-item measure used to assess the patient-reported outcome (PRO) concept as perceived by the patient, obtained by directly asking the patient to self-report.

Patient-reported outcome-based performance measure

A patient-reported outcome-based performance measure (PRO-PM) is a performance measure that is based on patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) data aggregated for an accountable healthcare entity.

Process measure

A process measure is a measure that focuses on a sequence of actions or steps that should be followed to provide high quality evidence-based care. There should be a scientific basis for believing that the process, when executed well, will increase the probability of achieving a desired outcome.

Proportion

A proportion is a score derived by dividing the number of cases that meet a criterion for quality (the numerator) by the number of eligible cases within a given time frame (the denominator) where the numerator cases are a subset of the denominator cases (for example, percentage of eligible women with a mammogram performed in the last year).