Medical Writing Patient-reported outcomes

Volume 27, Issue 4 - Patient-reported outcomes

December 2018


Patient reported outcomes

President's Message

President's Message



Feature Articles

Measuring health outcomes: The foundation of contemporary healthcare decision-making

Measuring quality of life – theoretical background

Quality of life measures – an overview

Publication planning and patient-reported outcomes: Demonstrating value in a multi-stakeholder era

Patient-reported outcome measure translation: An overview

Systematic hospital collection of patient-reported outcome data via patient apps

The PROMIS of electronic patient-reported outcomes

Interview with Professor Matthias Rose on developing patient-reported outcomes and the PROMIS initiative

The UK pharmaceutical industry braces for Brexit, be it mild, severe, or doomsday

Awareness of medical writing as a profession and its career prospects

Estimands – closing the gap between study design and analysis

Protecting the rights of clinical trial patients through disclosure: The significance of plain language

Medical Devices

In the Bookstores

News from the EMA

News from the EMA

Regular Sections

Regulatory Matters & Regulatory Public Disclosure

Medical Communications

Journal Watch

Good Writing Practice

Getting Your Foot In The Door

My First Medical Writing

Out On Our Own

Out on Our Own


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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Jennifer Morris

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk