Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) as A Preoperative Assessment Tool.
J Anesth Perioper Med. 2017 Nov 28;4(6):274-281. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
Efficient and effective assessments of social and behavioral determinants of health, functional status, health literacy, patient’s perception of health, and preferences for self-management may improve postoperative management and surgical outcomes, particularly among vulnerable patients undergoing elective surgery who might have subtle physical, social, or psychological deficits or challenges, otherwise missed upon routine evaluation. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) can be used to effectively and efficiently collect these factors in the preoperative period, thereby identifying areas that can be intervened preemptively.