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Table 4 Intervention Study Outcomes and Evidence of PRO Intervention Effect

From: Exploring the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in cancer care: need for more real-world evidence results in the peer reviewed literature

Type of Outcome* N1 Studies Reporting Intervention Effect N1 Studies Used Outcome Percent of All Studies Using Outcome
PRO score (symptoms n = 8, functioning n = 1, HRQoL n = 6) 13 16 44%
Discussion of results/patient-centered communication 8 8 22%
Patient satisfaction with treatment 3 4 11%
Chart documentation 3 3 8%
Changes in clinical evaluation or treatment plan 3 3 8%
Number of provider visits 0 2 6%
Emergency-department visits 1 1 3%
One-year survival 1 1 3%
  1. Abbreviation: HRQoL = health-related quality of life, PRO = patient-reported outcome
  2. 1A total of 19 intervention studies reporting results on study outcomes were included in the review. Multiple outcomes assessed across studies