Patient experience and outcomes are a way to understand the quality of care a person has received. This can be through looking at Patient Reported Outcomes such as the Cancer Patient Experience Survey, or through understanding specific points in the cancer journey. For example, when patients transition from treatment to recovery from their cancer.
Patient experience looks at the individual experience of the care and treatment a person has received since diagnosis. This could be good things such as having clear information on treatment or feeling involved in decisions. It could also be more negative experiences such as feeling unable to navigate the health system.
Patient outcomes look at how the treatment and care has impacted the overall success of the care and treatment that individual has received. These can be either short term such as being able to return to work after treatment or longer term outcomes including quality of life and managing consequences of treatment.