Informative value of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Christian Brettschneider, Dagmar Lühmann & Heiner Raspe
Background “Patient-Reported Outcome” (PRO) is used as an umbrella term for different concepts for measuring subjectively perceived health status e. g. as treatment effects. Their common characteristic is, that the appraisal of the health status is reported by the patient himself. In order to describe the informative value of PRO in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) first an overview of concepts, classifications and methods of measurement is given. The overview is complemented by an empirical analysis...