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Journal of the American College of Surgeons


There has been growing interest in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in benign biliary disease. A PRO is any report of the status of a patient's health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation by a clinician.1 The PRO assessments are increasingly being measured in addition to traditional surgical outcomes.2-8 Furthermore, PROs may be useful for shared decision-making. In order to effectively counsel patients about expected surgical outcomes, physicians need to be able to easily access information on PROs from high quality trials and be able to judge the methodologic quality of PRO assessment.


cholecystectomy, patient-reported outcome, CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials), health-related quality of life, ISOQOL (International Society of Quality of Life Research), RCT (randomized controlled trial)

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