The ICHOM Standard Set 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.
Defined by Self-reported Health Status
Defined by Physical Health/Well-being/Physical Functioning
Defined by Functional Health Status/Disability/Autonomy/Dependence/Activities of Daily Living
Defined by Role/(Psycho) Social Functioning
Defined by Interpersonal Functioning
Defined by Work Related Functioning/Limitations
Tracked via the PROMIS Scale v1.2- Global Health
Tracked via the WHO (Five) Wellbeing Index (WHO5)
Tracked via the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHO-DAS 12)
Outcomes will not have an individual score
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Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
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
Marcelo Pio de Almeida Fleck | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
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
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