This series on “Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier” is edited by Dr. Peter J. Kneuertz, from Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, U.S.A.
In surgery, there are clear and important opportunities for the use of PROs to improve quality of care, and specifically for patients undergoing thoracic operations. Thoracic operations have been associated with major changes in patients’ health-related quality of life (hr-QOL) including physical functioning and emotional, social and mental well-being; this type of impact is paralleled by few other fields in medicine or surgery. It is our opinion, that there is need for thoracic surgery research that focuses on PROs.
Improving patient engagement, adherence, and satisfaction in lung cancer surgery with implementation of a mobile device platform for patient reported outcomes
The focused issue “Patient reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A new Frontier” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Peter J. Kneuertz is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.