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Providing patient-centered healthcare requires that patient needs, preferences, and valued outcomes are more fully integrated into all decisions. Patient reported outcome measures (PROs) provide unique information from the patient perspective on overall health, symptoms, burden, and treatment response.
We sought to describe applications of PROs in clinical settings and considerations for implementation from the perspectives of PRO researchers, clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and patients attending a multidisciplinary meeting.