The Patient Concerns Inventory

The Patients Concerns Inventory (PCI) is a simple tool to help patients highlight their concerns and needs for discussion in their clinical interactions / consultations. The premise is based on the literature around question prompt lists. Initially designed for head and neck cancer survivors in an outpatient setting it is now being developed for use in a wide range of clinical settings.  Developed by Professor Simon Rogers (Edge Hill University and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust), and in close collaboration with patients, the PCI improves consultations, targets symptoms, facilitates referrals and improves patient care.

What is the PCI?

The PCI is a free tool for use in modern clinical practice which can be routinely integrated into clinical care.

Each PCI consists of a number of clinical and other items which patients are asked to select to help guide their outpatient consultation through the symptoms and problems that they are experiencing following treatment. It acts as a memory prompt to help patients address the issues that are important to them during the consultation. It helps to direct the consultation and can act as a trigger for on-ward referral for areas of patient concern. The PCI ensures that each consultation is patient driven.

PCI at Diagnosis

Service evaluation of patients’ views on the Patients’ Concerns Inventory (at diagnosis)

Please see this document.  Byrne-2017

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