Stefan Cano, Modus Outcomes' Chief Science Officer, has been busy writing and publishing two thought-provoking peer review journal articles in recent weeks.
First, he contributed to a supplement of Medical Care fully dedicated to 'PRO-cision medicine'. The goal of PRO-cision medicine is to use patients’ own reports of their functioning and well-being to personalize their care. In the paper he coauthored with Professor John Browne, a member of Modus Outcomes Advisory Board, they showcased how Rasch Measurement Theory can improve the interpretation of PROs, going well beyond traditional methods.
In a second paper published this month with two other members of Modus Outcomes Advisory board, Drs William Fisher and Leslie Pendrill, Stefan outlines the need for metrological standards for patient-centered outcomes and provides a series of solutions to reach them. In the article, the authors go onto illustrate the principles to improve patient-centered outcomes with examples from breast cancer, low vision, and dementia.
We hope that you enjoy reading these papers as much as we did!
- A Rasch Measurement Theory approach to improve the interpretation of patient reported outcomes. Browne JP, Cano SJ. Medical Care 2019; 57 5 (Suppl 1) S18–S23.
- Towards consensus measurement standards for patient-centered outcomes. Cano SJ, Pendrill LR, Melin J, Fisher WP. Measurement 2019; 141 62–69.