Understanding the Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncology
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Understanding the Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncology


Released:
3/22/19
Expires:
3/21/20

Maximum Credits:

0.5
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3/22/19

Expires:
3/21/20

Maximum Credits:
0.5
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Released:
3/22/19
Expires:
3/21/20


Maximum Credits:
0.5


Overview: This publication explores how patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can be used to better understand the effects that cancer and cancer treatments have on health outcomes and the overall patient experience. Practical tips and best practices to implementing PROs in a clinic’s workflow are discussed.

CME Information:

Faculty
Ethan Basch, MD, MSc
Professor, Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer
Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Creator, Johns Hopkins Work Stride—Managing Cancer at Work
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD  
 
Activity Planners
Christie Avraamides, PhD
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Manager, Editorial
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI

Writer
Edward Allan Racela Sison, MD
Missouri City, TX

Learning Objective
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate tools and strategies that integrate patient-reported outcomes into treatment workflows to optimize outcomes

Target Audience
This activity is intended for oncologists and oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
 
Series Overview/Statement of Need
PROs provide essential information about a patient’s psychosocial well-being, physical symptoms, and overall quality of life. Incorporating PROs and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into oncology clinical practice helps capture the overall effect of the cancer and its treatment on a patient. Despite several studies demonstrating that collecting PROs in oncology has a positive effect on patient engagement, patient satisfaction, quality-of-life outcomes, symptom management, and overall survival, there are a number of barriers that prevent the widespread adoption of using PROMs. To successfully incorporate PROs in clinical practice, clinicians need to be aware of the benefits of collecting PROs and be armed with practical approaches for overcoming barriers.
 
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Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Med-IQ is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This nursing activity has been approved for up to 0.5 contact hour.

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME/CE activity consists of a 0.5-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME/CE material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Initial Release Date: March 22, 2019
Expiration Date: March 21, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Sivan Healthcare, Carevive, Health Care Catalysts

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Pfizer, Inc.

Edward Allan Racela Sison, MD
Salary: Covance, Inc.
Ownership interest (stocks/stock options – excluding mutual funds): Laboratory Corporation of America, United Health Group Inc.

The peer reviewers and other activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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The information provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Acknowledgment of Commercial Support 
This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Astellas, and Genentech.

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