For the first time, patients with a chronic health issue are being asked to share their experiences so healthcare providers can better understand their needs.
The PaRIS Health Survey will strengthen the measurement of outcomes and experiences of primary care services for people living with chronic conditions.
Nearly half of all Australians (46.6%) have one or more chronic conditions, and almost one in five (18.6%) have two or more chronic conditions.
In Australia, the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care is working with ORIMA Research to implement the PaRIS Survey, on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care.
Why participate in the PaRIS Survey?
By taking part in the PaRIS Health Survey, general practices will better understand their patient experiences and identify opportunities to improve the care they provide. Survey participation can also count towards CPD requirements.
The PaRIS Survey aims to fill a critical gap in primary health care by gaining insights on access to health care and waiting times, quality of life, pain, physical functioning, and psychological wellbeing.
Each participating practice will gain access to a dashboard showing their results, as well as the de-identified results of other participating practices according to size, location, and FTE. This national data will give practices a rich data set to inform their quality improvement activities.
Who can participate?
Accredited general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in Australia that use electronic patient records are eligible to participate. General practices register to take part and then invite eligible patients to do the survey. The survey closes on the 30 November 2023.
Register to participate here.
For more information visit www.safetyandquality.gov.au/paris-survey