Jieyi Chen: Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de-Oliveira: Adjunct Professor, Dentistry Department, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 24 January 2024
BMC Oral Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on Patient-reported outcomes in dentistry.
In recent years, the implementation of tools to record patient-reported outcomes (PRO) alongside traditional clinical data in healthcare research has been increasingly recommended by international research bodies, funders, and policymakers. Patient and caregiver perspectives on their individual experiences of clinical care and the effect of interventions on their health and well-being not only provides real-world evidence of how effective an intervention is, but also facilitates better communication between healthcare providers and patients enabling the design of tailored healthcare strategies and new healthcare policies that improves patient outcomes.