Despite being straightforward to collect and key to providing patient-centred, individualised care, the routine use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) remains limited in the National Health Service. Herein is described the case of a 69-year-old woman who presented to secondary care with osteoarthritis. Web-based PROMs were used to track the patient’s symptoms and function. Lifestyle changes were recommended to manage the osteoarthritis. Monitoring enabled the patient to take control of her disease management. Two years later, she continues to manage her knee symptoms conservatively, recording progress by using a web-based system. This case illustrates how web-based PROMs can be used to support conservative management of knee osteoarthritis by both empowering patients and minimising the burden on secondary care outpatient services.
- degenerative joint disease
- physiotherapy (sports medicine)
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Contributors The case was identified by DHW (consultant T&O surgeon). The case was initially investigated and structured by EW with oversight from ATG. The learning points and were determined by RP, with EW and RP building the discussion. All members contributed to and approved the overall structure and contributed to editing of the final version.
Funding The introduction and evaluation of the clinic was a Shine programme supported by the Health foundation.
Competing interests DHW is a cofounder of My Clinical Outcomes.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.