Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) Initiative
Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys or PaRIS is an OECD-led initiative aimed at strengthening the measurement of outcomes and experiences of healthcare services for people living with chronic conditions in primary care.
The Commission, on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care, is the National Program Manager for implementing the PaRIS Survey in Australia.
The Patient Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) is an OECD-led international initiative to promote people-centred health care. It is the first survey of its kind to assess the outcomes and experiences of patients living with chronic conditions in primary health care settings across countries.
The survey focuses on Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMS), which measure how patients experience health care and refers to practical aspects of care; and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), which measure how patients assess the results of the care they receive. Australia is one of over 20 countries participating.
In Australia, the PaRIS Survey is being led by Commission on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Implementation of the survey in Australia is being supported by ORIMA Research.
For more information about the OECD PaRIS Initiative visit www.oecd.org/health/paris
Why PaRIS is important
PaRIS aims to fill a critical information gap in primary health care, by gaining insight into areas such as: access to health care and waiting times, quality of life, pain, physical functioning, and psychological wellbeing.
Results from the survey will support local, national, and international learning and continued improvement of the way that healthcare providers deliver care and the primary health care system.
In the long-term, Australia hopes to embed the use of patient reported measures into the routine clinical care processes of primary healthcare providers, to support and inform improvements in health care. This will help:
- Policy makers by providing better information on where to focus quality improvement efforts and prioritise spending
- Healthcare providers by better giving them a clearer understanding how to improve the quality of the care they provide; and
- Most importantly, patients. By providing patients with an avenue to have their voices heard, they can help shape the way their care is delivered in the future.
Take part in PaRIS
PaRIS is open to all general practices and Aboriginal Medical Services that:
- are accredited against the RACGP Standards and
- have an electronic health records system.
And their patients.
If you are a patient, you may be contacted by your GP, GP practice, or ORIMA Research with an invitation to complete the survey.
If you are a GP, practice nurse or practice manager, we encourage you to register your practice for the survey.
Or scan the QR code:
Once you have registered, and your practice details are confirmed, you will receive a link to the Practice Portal from ORIMA Research. Here you can access the PaRIS survey and supporting resources.
For more information about ORIMA Research visit www.orima.com.au
If you would like more information about the survey and how to get involved, contact ORIMA Research on 1800 806 950 or email PaRISSurvey@orima.com
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