HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

PRO Newsletter

The Autumn 2013 issue of the PRO Newsletter has been published.  It has an interesting editorial by
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Professor Donald L. Patrick reflecting on the shift from ‘health related quality of life’ to ‘patient related outcomes’ and the current change toward ‘patient centred outcomes’.  More than just a change in fashion, he sees this as a fundamental change in the way that measures need to be constructed.

Also in this issue are papers on several instruments, including PedsQL, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP), the WHOQOL-BREF and the WHOQOL-DIS.  There are also lots of other news items from the PRO community (or should that be PCO community?)