Patient Reported Outcomes in Neurosurgery

In 2017 Falavigna et al. published the results of a survey of 1.634 AOSpine members worldwide on their knowledge and routine use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and on possible barriers to their use within spinal surgery. 67% of respondents reported using PROMs routinely for research and/or clinical outcome measurement. Overall, there was strong agreement that PROMs are useful for measuring treatment outcomes, monitoring disease effects, and comparing results between centers.1

PROMs are part of EUROSPINE’s International Spine Registry

With the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI), PROMs are already an integral part of “Spine Tango”, the international spine registry of the European Spine Society “EUROSPINE”.2 Registry participation is encouraged for hospitals, who want to be certified as “Surgical Spine Centre of Excellence” by EUROSPINE.3 Since the emergence of “Spine Tango”, more than 113.000 spine surgeries have been recorded and more than 65 papers have been published, in many of which, the patients’ perspectives on their state of health and quality of life have been included as endpoints.4

Both registry participation and PROM collection can be challenging in the clinical routine due to complex clinical processes and scarcity of resources. With heartbeat ONE, we offer the ideal software solution to collect Patient Reported Outcomes as part of the daily clinical routine. 

Find out what we offer in the field of neurosurgery for:

“Every physician-patient consultation and every morning team meeting starts with discussion of the patient-reported outcomes in heartbeat”

PD Dr. med. Aldemar Andres Hegewald, Head of Spine Surgery, Ostseeklinik Damp


heartbeat PRO Sets in Neurosurgery

To ensure the highest standard of data collection, we offer condition-specific outcome-sets and can support you with the implementation of scientifically validated and time-tested instruments to collect Patient Reported Outcomes:

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

heartbeat PRO Sets
(Patient- & Clinician-reported)

Clinician-Reported Outcome Measures 

Disease-specific instruments
Generic instruments

*upcoming

References
  1. Falavigna A, Dozza D, Teles A et al. Current Status of Worldwide Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in Spine Care. World Neurosurgery 2017;108:328-335.
  2. https://www.eurospine.org/spine-tango.htm (Accessed 9th April 2019).
  3. https://www.eurospine.org/sscoe.htm (Accessed 9th April 2019).
  4. https://www.eurospine.org/literature.htm (Accessed 9th April, 2019).