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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: Neurology
Topic: MS

Multiple Sclerosis

Respondent Type: Children with MS and their Caregivers

To understand pediatric patients’ treatment-related experiences of fatigue and cognition difficulties associated with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Sample Size: 40
Methodology: 60 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Recruitment, moderation, transcripts, project management, translations

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Inherited conditions
Topic: XLHED

X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

Respondent Type: Parents of children with XLHED

To understand parents feelings and opinions of treatment for X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED)

Sample Size: 7
Methodology: 30 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Scheduling interviews, moderation, transcripts

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Transplantation
Topic: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Acute antibody mediated rejection (AMR)
Respondent Type: Patients

To Support the selection of COA Instruments in Pre- and Post-Renal Transplant Patients

Sample Size: 25
Methodology: 60 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Recruitment, transcripts

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Infectious Diseases
Topic: Long COVID
Respondent Type: People living with long COVID

To understand the experiences of people suffering with long-covid. In particular to identify their unmet needs in terms of information and support

Sample Size: 40
Methodology: Online Bulletin Board of voice/video memos across a 2 week period
Services Delivered: Recruitment

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