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Physicians & Patients Reported Outcomes

Outcomes research (also often called real world evidence) is used to establish and measure the link between treatment and actual outcomes. This is achieved by measuring quality of life and satisfaction as reported by the patients but also by understanding how healthcare providers prescribe drugs and how these drugs are performing in the real world. It provides evidence-based guidance on how to improve care but also enables evaluation and generates evidence to define, substantiate, and communicate the value treatment to various stakeholders.

At Medicys, we are experts at collecting such outcomes from physicians and patients for the following types of studies

Prospective Non-Interventional studies (NIS)

Where our large network of physicians enrols patients a priori, following certain eligibility criteria and with the potential to follow them multiple times until the end of the study. The assignment of the patient to a particular therapeutic strategy falls within current practice and the prescription of the medicine is clearly separated from the decision to include the patient in the study. Each NIS seeks to measure product or intervention specific primary and secondary outcomes.
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Case Record Forms (CRF) studies

Where Medicys recruit physicians to undertake chart reviews and completion of (usually) on-line case record forms. The number of cases reviewed can range from quite small numbers for very rare conditions to many hundreds for more common conditions.

Exit interviews

Where our expert healthcare moderators interview trial patients, usually at the last visit, or very soon after. Exit interviews are a valuable method for understanding the patient experience, informing measurement strategy and aiding interpretation of patient reported outcomes. Medicys has developed secure, tried and tested digital methods to lessen the logistical burden on investigator and sites.

Implementation science studies

Where we assist clients identify and address the barriers that slow or halt the uptake of proven health interventions and evidence based practices by recruiting and interviewing healthcare professionals and patients.

PROMs/ PREMs development and validation

We help clients who specialise in developing Patient Reported Outcomes Measures and Patient Reported Experience Measures by recruiting patients for qualitative interviews to identify statements relating to the impact of the condition on the lives of the patients and produce draft measures. We also assist in the cognitive debriefing phase by testing the measures with a fresh sample of patients before moving to the validation phase in which the measure is tested with a much larger sample of patients.

Related Work

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Infectious Diseases
Topic: HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Respondent Type: Patients and providers

Implementation strategies for products for HIV-1 treatment in European countries

Sample Size: 400
Methodology: Baseline and exit interview with patients and providers, online surveys with providers at various time points
Services Delivered: Custom study management and site liaison infrastructure build, scripting and hosting, moderation, moderator notes and transcripts

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Haematology
Topic: Haemophilia B
Respondent Type: Haematologists

Assess Haemophilia B products real-world utilization in Germany

Sample Size: 25
Methodology: 30 minute Electronic Case Record Forms (eCRFs)
Services Delivered: Translations, scripting and hosting, recruitment and raw data delivery

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Dermatology
Topic: Atopic Dermatitis
Respondent Type: Patients

Understand the burden for people with atopic dermatitis/eczema

Sample Size: 72
Methodology: 60 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews WATDIs and duos
Services Delivered: Translations, recruitment, moderation, sim trans, transcripts

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Nephrology
Topic: ESKD

End Stage Kidney Disease

Respondent Type: ESKD patients

Learn about the experiences of individuals living with end-stage kidney disease and how this affects people in their daily life

Sample Size: 50
Methodology: 40 minute online survey
Services Delivered: Translations, scripting and hosting, recruitment, raw data delivery

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