Evaluating quality in acute care using patient reported outcome measures: A scoping review

Elsemieke E. M. Mols, Marleen G. A. M. van der Velde, Prabath W. B. Nanayakkara, Harm R. Haak, Marjolein N. T. Kremers*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review


The aim of this scoping review is to identify patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in acute care settings, assess their psychometric properties and provide recommendations for their use in daily practice. We performed a search in the PubMed database to identify publications concerning PROMs in an acute care setting. The COSMIN checklist was used to assess the psychometric properties of the reported PROMs. We found 1407 publications and included 14 articles, describing 15 measures. Most publications provided limited information on psychometric properties. Three generic PROMs were deemed of adequate quality for use in acute care. We recommend future development and evaluation of PROMs focussing on acute care to further evaluate and improve the quality of acute care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalAcute Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Cite this