Clinician-reported outcomes (ClinRO)« Back to Glossary Index
Clinician-reported outcomes (ClinRO) are measurable changes in a patient or participant’s symptoms, overall health, ability to function, quality of life, or survival that requires the knowledge and/or judgement of a medical professional to be interpreted and reported. ClinRO is a type of clinical outcome assessment and include clinically observable signs, behaviors, and clinical manifestations of the disease. Biomarkers may aid in measuring ClinRO. ClinRO does not include changes that only the patient can report, such as pain intensity.
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