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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: Gastroenterology
Topic: UC

Ulcerative Colitis

Respondent Type: Patients

To understand patients experience of living with Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Sample Size: 30
Methodology: 90 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews
Services Delivered: Recruitment, Patient provided Confirmation of Diagnosis

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Infectious Diseases
Topic: HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Respondent Type: People living with HIV

To understand people living with HIV's perceptions and challenges of HIV treatment.

Sample Size: 25
Methodology: 15-minute pre-task followed by 60 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Recruitment

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Inherited conditions
Topic: LOPD

Late Onset Pompe disease (LOPD)

Respondent Type: Patients

To gain patients' views on living with Pompe's disease and the treatments.

Sample Size: 20
Methodology: 40 minute Online Survey
Services Delivered: Recruitment, Patient provided Confirmation of Diagnosis

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Wound care
Topic: Compression products
Respondent Type: Patients

Gain insights about consumers of compression products and their needs regarding summer products. -Gather qualitative feedback on a concepts for summer compression products -Gain input on possible wished product requirements / input on consumer needs for the ideal summer compression product

Sample Size: 44
Methodology: 120 minute groups at central location
Services Delivered: Recruitment, venue hire, moderation, sim trans, management report

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