There is clear evidence that information about health and health-related quality of life individually reported by patients is an important information for clinicians.
The assessment of quality of life in daily clinical practice is mandatory and has become an integrative part of health care policy around the world. From a health care professional perspective quality of life assessment helps monitoring patients and improving doctor-patient communication.

The MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life Questionnaire is an instrument which allows assessing and evaluating patients quality of life from a patients perspective. It is the international standard for assessing patient reported outcome measures, quality of life, among patients with heart disease and the only available tool coverimg the WHO definition of health: physicsl, menatal and social well-being.