C9 - Understanding patient reported outcomes

Madrid 2

Organised by the FIP SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research in collaboration with FIP’s Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section


Charlotte Rossing, Pharmakon, Denmark and Filipa Alves da Costa, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Using patient reported outcomes has the potential to transform healthcare, because it empowers healthcare professionals and thereby pharmacists to fully understand what matters to the patient. Patient-centered care is a buzz word but often care provision and its evaluations are based on preconceptions. Comprehensive needs-based care is essential to better serve patients. This session aims to set the scene for which are the outcomes that indeed are important to patients, the ultimate recipients of care. Patient-reported outcomes vary widely, albeit the mst commonly used is quality of life. During this session, alterantive PROMs will be reviewed and the pros and cons of their includion considered. Reflecting on the different stakeholders’ perspectives on the goals for treatment will contribute to better decision-making and ultimately stimulate improvements in service provision.



  1. What outcomes matter to the patient?
    Elsa Mateus, EUPATI, Portugal
  2. How can Patient Reported Outcomes qualify research?
    David Roe, University of Haifa, Israel
  3. How can Patient Reported Outcomes qualify practice?
    Juan Manuel Herrerías Esteban, Andalucian Health Service (SAS), Spain
  4. Workshop
    Design an initiative that will work in your everyday life that could use the ideas from patient reported outcomes

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain knowledge on what patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) are
  2. Gain knowledge on how to consider using PROMs in Research
  3. Gain knowledge on how to work with PROMs in daily practice
  4. Share ideas and experiences on how to work with PROMs on daily practice

Type of session: Application-based