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Early data from PROMs

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) questionnaires are increasingly being used across the whole of healthcare as an acceptable way of quickly and easily recording a patient’s own opinion of the effect of their treatment. Standardised and reliable, PROMs allows individual osteopaths to collect data on their practice and compare it to a national benchmark. It also provides a valuable evidence base for the profession.

The PROMs app, developed by the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), has been in use over the past year, and a summary of the national findings are presented. The data for one anonymous osteopath has been provided to show how data can be used to inform practice development.

The full article is available as a PDF to download.

This article was written by NCOR’s Dr Carol Fawkes for Osteopathy Today, magazine of the Institute of Osteopathy.