As I am not only a patient myself but also a health professional working in a rheumatological outpatient department, I have the unique chance of being able to provide various points of view and insights regarding this question. First I am going to present the daily routine of the outpatient department at the General Hospital in Vienna. I will describe which patient reported outcome measures are used and how data is processed there. To gain comprehensive data regarding the question above, I interviewed various patients of our department. They were of different age, disease activity and gender. On the basis of these conversations, I was able to gain a broad and detailed spectrum of sentiments and could compare my point of view to those of people not working in health care. I am going to filter out some highlights and elaborate on the following three main questions that emerged:
– What do you think why are you asked to fill in the different questionnaires?
– Have you any idea what happens with the completed forms?
– Do you think it has an impact on your treatment and care?
At the end of my talk, I will gladly take questions or partake in an exchange of views and experiences.
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