If patient-reported outcome measures are considered key health-care quality indicators, who is excluded from participation?
Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 605–607, October 2014
How to Cite
Kroll, T., Wyke, S., Jahagirdar, D. and Ritchie, K. (2014), If patient-reported outcome measures are considered key health-care quality indicators, who is excluded from participation?. Health Expectations, 17: 605–607. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00772.x
- Issue published online: 18 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
- Accepted for publication 20 January 2011
- low literacy;
- patient-reported outcomes
Patient-reported outcome measures have received increasing attention with regard to ensuring quality improvement across the health service. However, there is a risk that people with disabilities and low literacy are systematically excluded from the development of these measures as well as their application in clinical practice. This editorial highlights some of these risks and the potential consequences of exclusion for these groups.