New partnership to ensure patient involvement

January 26, 2016
The Danish Cancer Society, Danish Regions, cancer doctors and hospitals in all regions are currently establishing a partnership with the objective to ensure patient involvement.

The Danish Cancer Society, Danish Regions, cancer doctors and hospitals in all regions are currently establishing a partnership in which patients in a number of projects systematically are going to be interviewed about their health with the objective to ensure patient involvement.

The new partnership is a program for building knowledge and implementation of PROM (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) in cancer treatment. Implementation of PROM entails that the patient completes a questionnaire before consultations with the doctor. By means of a computer program, the responses from the questionnaire are translated into a presentation in which the doctor can identify the patient’s symptoms and then assess how to perform the treatment.

In this way, the consultation is based on the patient’s actual symptoms, not the questions that the doctor usually asks. Questionnaires on health data can be a great tool to involve patients in their own treatment, as it is the patient, who sets the agenda.

The project starts in January 2016 and runs for three years.