The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Overall Adult Health, is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts, and patient advisors. It represents the outcomes that matter most to adults who have good health/no disease, well-controlled disease, and Poorly controlled disease . We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their service users.

  1. Defined by Self-reported Health Status
  2. Defined by Physical Health/Well-being/Physical Functioning
  3. Defined by Functional Health Status/Disability/Autonomy/Dependence/Activities of Daily Living
  4. Defined by Role/(Psycho) Social Functioning
  5. Defined by Interpersonal FunctioningDefined by Work Related Functioning/Limitations
  6. Tracked via the PROMIS Scale v1.2- Global Health
  7. Tracked via the WHO (Five) Wellbeing Index (WHO5)
  8. Tracked via the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHO-DAS 12)
  9. Outcomes will not have an individual score
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All of the basic information you need to implement ICHOM Sets is available in the links above. However, for a faster, more easily integrated process, we offer digitised versions of the Set measures. These are designed for immediate upload to existing EMR systems. This is available as part of our Accreditation package, which recognises your work in putting patient outcomes at the heart of treatment.

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Team that developed this set

Chair | Jose M. Valderas | University of Exeter
Research Fellow | Andrea Albagli | ICHOM
Research Fellow | Jaheeda Gangannagaripalli | University of Exeter
Programme Manager | Stacie Myers | ICHOM
Project Manager | Andria Joseph / Anna Clarke | ICHOM
Research Associate | Sarah Whittaker / Lucy Matkin | ICHOM

Catherine Katz | Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care
Jo Lunn | We Help Ourselves (WHOS)
Mel Tinsley | Agency for Clinical Innovation
Serena Joyner* | Health Consumers NSW

Kaisa Immonen*

Marcelo Pio de Almeida Fleck | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Carolyn Canfield*

Michael van de Berg | OECD

Cindy Lam | University of Hong Kong

Eyal Zimlichman | Sheba Medical Center

Jan Hazelzet | Erasmus University Medical Center

Jordi Alonso | IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute; CIBERESP

John Chaplin | Gothenberg University

Alastair Roeves | Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Swansea Bay University Health Board
Fiona McKenzie*

Caleb Stowell | Providence
Carolyn Kerrigan | The Dartmouth Institute
Chris Gibbons | University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Ira Byock | Providence
Irene Katzen | Cleveland Clinic
Rachel Hess | University of Utah
Timothy Switaj | U.S. Army

Juan Dapueto | Universidad de la Republica

*Patient advisor

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