Examples of common addiction medicine PROMs in OutcomeMD:
Condition PROM PROM use in the literature
Alcohol Addiction
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
  • T-ACE Screening Tool
AUDIT use
T-ACE use
Drug addiction
  • Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)-10*
  • DSM-5 Level 2 – Substance Use
  • Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM)
  • Brief Substance Craving Scale (BSCS)
Gambling addiction
  • NORC Diagnostic Screen for Gambling Disorders –
    Self-Administered (NODS-SA)
  • Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)
Internet addiction
  • Internet Addiction Test (IAT)
Opiate addiction
  • Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)
  • Subjective Opiate Withdrawal Scale (SOWS)
Sexual addiction
  • Sexual Compulsivity Scale (SCS)
All addictions
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Physical function
    • Severity of Substance Use (Past 30 Days)
    • Alcohol Use
    Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of:
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests
  • PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, & NIH Toolbox
*Copyright permission pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument
Additionally, as the technology partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for addiction medicine when possible.

For addictions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (for example, addictive behavior + depression + anxiety), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.
As a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, OutcomeMD brings significant value to Addiction Medicine clinicians:
  • Improve your patients’ health and enhance the patient experience by engaging them in routine outcome tracking.
    • Patients whose healthcare providers are monitoring their addiction-related outcomes have better outcomes than those who are not.
  • Easily monitor mental health-related symptoms (depression, anxiety) that are contributing to your patients’ addictions.
    • Patients of healthcare providers who received a progress report of patient-reported depression and anxiety symptom severity from the start of treatment showed a 28% greater improvement at just 6 weeks than those whose clinicians did not receive feedback.
  • Quickly identify your patients who are plateauing or worsening during therapy, and modify their treatment plan accordingly.
    • Without routine monitoring of patient symptoms, clinicians can often overestimate a patient’s health progress and improvement, and not realize that treatment changes are needed

Do you need a PROM that is not in OutcomeMD? We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.

Did your patient have a great outcome? With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

1Carlier IVE, Meuldijk D, Van Vliet IM, Van Fenema E, Van der Wee NJA, Zitman FG. Routine outcome monitoring and feedback on physical or mental health status: evidence and theory. J Eval Clin Pract 2012;18(1):104-10.
2Brodey BB, Cuffel B, McCulloch J, et al. The acceptability and effectiveness of patient-reported assessments and feedback in a managed behavioral healthcare setting. Am J Manag Care 2005;11(12):774-80.
3Hannan C, Lambert MJ, Harmon C, et al. A lab test and algorithms for identifying clients at risk for treatment failure. J Clin Psychol 2005;61(2):155-63.

Do you need a PROM
that is not in outcomemd?

We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you
can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management.
If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our
software platform, let us know.

Did your patient
have a great outcome?

With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

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