Statewide PRMs

This pro­gram empow­ers patients to tell us about the impact of their health con­di­tion on their life, what qual­i­ty of life they’re aim­ing for, their expe­ri­ence of the health sys­tem and whether what we do actu­al­ly makes a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to them.

What is it?

The Statewide Patient Report­ed Mea­sures Pro­gram (PRM) 20212024:

  • Puts patients at the fore, to bet­ter under­stand their health­care expe­ri­ences and out­comes to inform deci­sion-mak­ing and improve health delivery.
  • Explores Patient Report­ed Out­come Mea­sures (PROMs), which inves­ti­gates a person’s per­cep­tion of their own health through qual­i­ta­tive questionnaires.
  • Explores Patient Report­ed Expe­ri­ence Mea­sures (PREMs), which uncov­ers patients’ views and obser­va­tions on the ser­vices they receive through psy­cho­me­t­ri­cal­ly val­i­dat­ed questionnaires.
  • The imple­men­ta­tion of a stan­dard­ised approach will sup­port the col­lec­tion, analy­sis and time­ly report­ing of data so clin­i­cians can deliv­er the best care to patients.

The pro­gram ulti­mate­ly aims to pro­vide a statewide solu­tion to ensure patients receive the care that mat­ters most to them.

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.

How it’s happening

Our busi­ness case for a Statewide PRM pro­gram has now been approved, and we’re cur­rent­ly estab­lish­ing our PRM imple­men­ta­tion team of skilled project man­agers to dri­ve the plan forward.

2021 is all about detailed imple­men­ta­tion plan­ning and work­ing with clin­i­cal teams to get the project underway.

More infor­ma­tion

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