Seeing the Person in the Patient: Making the Case for Individualized PROMs in Mental Health Care

Author(s): Celia M.D. Sales*

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Continued as Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Volume 13 , Issue 3 , 2017


Abstract:

This article presents the emergent approach of personalized assessment in mental health care, which combines standardized patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) with individualized measures (I-PROMs). Each patient has a unique clinical condition, with a set of problems and presentations specific to his or her person and circumstances. I-PROMs inform clinicians about idiosyncratic problems that cannot be captured in pre-set standardized PROMs, thus tailoring assessment to the person, and accomplishing the requirements of patient-centred outcomes assessment. Implications for managed care systems are discussed.

Keywords: I-PROMs, PROMs, personalized assessment, individualized, quality, managed care, mental health.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2017
Published on: 24 November, 2017
Page: [184 - 187]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573400513666170505111736
Price: $65

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