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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: Early mild stage Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Respondent Type: Patients / Caregivers

To explore their experiences of living with the disease and opinions on some possible disease awareness materials.

Sample Size: 25
Methodology: 45 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Recruitment

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Inherited conditions
Topic: Fabry Disease
Respondent Type: Patients

Discuss and understand Fabry disease, specifically symptoms experienced by patients

Sample Size: 10
Methodology: 60 minute Web Assisted Telephone Depth Interviews (WATDIs)
Services Delivered: Translations, recruitment, moderation

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Endocrinology
Topic: T1D

Type 1 Diabetes

Respondent Type: Endocrinologists

Enroll 45 sites into a trial

Sample Size: 45
Methodology: Recruitment and contracting
Services Delivered: Recruitment

physicians and patients reported outcomes

Therapy Area: Oncology
Topic: mRCC

metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Respondent Type: Oncologists

To gain an understanding and to compare treatment patterns and outcomes in metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC)

Sample Size: 70 per month
Methodology: 7 monthly waves of 50 interviews of 10 minutes + 4 monthly waves of 20 interviews of 10 minutes
Services Delivered: Recruitment

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