Published online Dec 18, 2020. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v11.i12.584
Peer-review started: April 28, 2020
First decision: September 11, 2020
Revised: October 30, 2020
Accepted: November 11, 2020
Article in press: November 11, 2020
Published online: December 18, 2020
Patient-reported outcomes measures form the backbone of outcomes evaluation in orthopaedics, with most of the literature now relying on these scoring tools to measure change in patient health status. This patient-reported information is increasingly collected routinely by orthopaedic providers but use of the data is typically restricted to academic research. Developments in electronic data capture and the outcome tools themselves now allow use of this data as part of the clinical consultation. This review evaluates the role of patient reported outcomes data as a tool to enhance daily orthopaedic clinical practice, and documents how develop-ments in electronic outcome measures, computer-adaptive questionnaire design and instant graphical display of questionnaire can facilitate enhanced patient-clinician shared decision making.
Core Tip: Utilising modern information technology, data collection, processing and intuitive graphical data display in real-time, electronic patient-reported outcome assessment can be implemented in daily clinical practice.