Patient reported outcomes – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Clinicians and researchers need to understand the effects of treatment on the individual patient in how they feel and function daily.
Mitchell: Patient reported outcomes are ideally suited method to gather that information.
Narrator: Dr. Sandra Mitchell is at the NIH’s National Cancer Institute.
Mitchell: What we’re attempting to do … is to … make it easy for people to provide us with this information in their busy lives and really leverage some of these exciting new technologies that we have with worldwide web but increasingly with mobile computing devices.
Narrator: For details on patient reported outcomes are collected and used in cancer research, visit the website outcomes.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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