Statewide Patient Reported Measures

Patient Report­ed Mea­sures cap­ture patients’ per­spec­tives of their own health and expe­ri­ences to improve their health out­comes and qual­i­ty of care.

What is it?

The PRMs Pro­gram seeks to empow­er patients to tell health­care pro­fes­sion­als about the impact of their health con­di­tion on their life, qual­i­ty of life and their expe­ri­ence of the health system. 

The PRMs Pro­gram will pro­vide a stan­dard­ised approach across the state for the sys­tem­at­ic col­lec­tion, analy­sis and time­ly report­ing of PROMs and PREMs. 

  • PROMs: Patient-report­ed out­come mea­sures (PROMs) cap­ture the patient’s per­spec­tives about how ill­ness or care impacts on their health and wellbeing
  • PREMs: Patient-report­ed expe­ri­ence mea­sures (PREMs) cap­ture the patient’s expe­ri­ence of the health ser­vices they receive, such as acces­si­bil­i­ty, the phys­i­cal envi­ron­ment, and aspects of their inter­ac­tions with clinicians

The PRMs Pro­gram will be enabled by a sys­tem-wide dig­i­tal solu­tion that allows for the elec­tron­ic col­lec­tion of PRMs. 

Results will be avail­able dur­ing clin­i­cal encoun­ters to enable patients and clin­i­cians to make deci­sions together. 

Aggre­gat­ed data will also be avail­able to use as a mea­sure of ser­vice qual­i­ty, and at a sys­tem lev­el to dri­ve con­tin­u­ous improve­ment and inform val­ue-based health­care models. 

Why do we need it?

The pro­gram was estab­lished in response to a snap­shot analy­sis of PROMs-PREMs imple­men­ta­tion by key stake­hold­ers that found:

  • There is con­sid­er­able vari­a­tion in data col­lec­tion and report­ing, and its use is with­in a nar­row range of settings.
  • There needs to be a sys­tem­at­ic approach across the state to make data avail­able in real-time to inform clin­i­cian and con­sumer decision-making.

Hear more about the Patient Report­ed Mea­sures Pro­gram from PRM Pro­gram Direc­tor, Megan Scott

2022 Pro­gram Update

An Imple­men­ta­tion Team was estab­lished by the Com­mis­sion on Excel­lence and Inno­va­tion in Health (CEIH) to sup­port a staged roll-out of PROMs and PREMs in clin­i­cal ser­vices across South Aus­tralia. Fol­low­ing offi­cial pro­gram com­mence­ment in July 2021 with the estab­lish­ment of the Pro­gram Board in late 2021

The PRM team are cur­rent­ly involved in pro­cure­ment activ­i­ties and plan­ning for Stage 1 imple­men­ta­tion, ten­ta­tive­ly sched­uled for mid 2023.

In ear­ly 2022 the PRM Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive was estab­lished in part­ner­ship with Health Trans­la­tion SA. The first two Research Symposium’s were held in March and Novem­ber 2022.

More infor­ma­tion

For more infor­ma­tion about the Statewide PRMs Pro­gram and to check out the lat­est news, vis­it prms​.ceih​.sa​.gov​.au.