The Patient‐Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is growing in popularity as healthcare shifts towards a value‐based system. However, it remains unclear if PROMIS use improves the patient experience. The aim of the present study was to determine if PROMIS use as part of routine orthopaedic clinical care is associated with improved patient experience, as measured by the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CGCAHPS) survey.
All patient visits to an orthopaedic surgery clinic at a single academic medical centre between February 2015 and September 2016 were reviewed. Accounting for known patient factors that have an impact on clinic visit satisfaction, CGCAHPS scores were compared between patients who had PROMIS used as part of their routine care and those who had not had PROMIS used as part of their routine care. A p‐value of <0.05 was considered significant.
A total of 8,607 patient visits fitted our inclusion criteria. Of these, surgeons elected not to use PROMIS in 8,422 patient encounters, leaving 185 patient visits in which PROMIS was actively used. When PROMIS was used, patients were significantly more likely to feel that the provider had spent enough time with them, to recommend this provider office to another patient and to rate the provider significantly higher on a scale from 0 to 10. Although not significant, a trend was found between use of PROMIS and whether a patient felt that a provider explained health information in way that the patient understood.
PROMIS use in an orthopaedic clinic visit can have a positive impact on the patient experience, which is currently part of a number of alternative payment models.
Source: Musculoskeletal Care.
Author: Bernstein, D. N., Fear, K., Mesfin, A., Hammert, W. C., Mitten, D. J., Rubery, P. T., & Baumhauer, J. F. (2019).https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/msc.1379