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World J Orthop. Dec 18, 2020; 11(12): 584-594
Published online Dec 18, 2020. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v11.i12.584
Technological developments enable measuring and using patient-reported outcomes data in orthopaedic clinical practice
David F Hamilton, Johannes M Giesinger, Karlmeinrad Giesinger
David F Hamilton, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH114BN, United Kingdom
Johannes M Giesinger, University Hospital of Psychiatry II, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Karlmeinrad Giesinger, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen 9000, Switzerland
Author contributions: All authors contributed to determining the scope and purpose of this review. Hamilton DF drafted the initial manuscript which was then developed by all authors. All authors critically revised the text, and all approved the final submission.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: David F Hamilton, PhD, Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh EH114BN, United Kingdom.
Received: April 28, 2020
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
Core Tip

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.