Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) assess the quality of care delivered to NHS patients from the patient's perspective. Currently covering hip replacement and knee replacement surgery, PROMs calculate the health gains after surgical treatment using pre- and post-operative surveys.
PROMs measure a patient's health status or health-related quality of life at a single point in time, and are collected through short, self- completed questionnaires. This health status information is collected before and after a procedure and provides an indication of the outcomes or quality of care delivered to NHS patients and has been collected by all providers of NHS-funded care since April 2009.
Analysis of pre-operative data was released for the first time as an experimental statistic in April 2010, with subsequent monthly updates. In September 2010 analysis of post-operative data was released for the first time, again as experimental statistics. From the August 2011 publication, PROMs data were split by financial year to enable comparison over time and from January 2012, the publication lost its experimental statistics status and was released as Official Statistics.
On 1 October 2017, PROMs data for varicose vein and groin hernia surgery ceased collection, following on from the NHS England Consultation on the future of PROMs.*