Claire Snyder Discusses Patient-Reported Outcome Questionnaires

Claire Snyder, MHS, PhD, associate professor of medicine and oncology with a joint appointment in health policy and management at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, discusses questionnaires of patient-reported outcomes by patients and how they can lead to better treatment. 

Claire Snyder, MHS, PhD, associate professor of medicine and oncology with a joint appointment in health policy and management at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, discusses questionnaires of patient-reported outcomes by patients and how they can lead to better treatment.

Many of the questions cover topics that patients or physicians would not normally think to bring up to their oncologist during a visit, including the ability to participate in hobbies, sexual function, body image, and depression.

“It gives permission to both the patient and the provider to discuss certain issues like that,” Snyder said.