Take part in the PaRIS Health Survey

We invite general practices to take part in the PaRIS (Patient-Reported Indicator Survey) Health Survey. This international research aims to improve the care of adults living with chronic conditions.

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Patients across the world living with chronic health issues are being asked to share their experiences, so healthcare providers can better understand their needs.

The PaRIS Health Survey is led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It aims to measure the outcomes and experiences of primary care services for people living with chronic conditions. The survey assesses outcomes and experiences with GPs, and includes:

  • measures of physical and mental health 
  • experience with GP consultations 
  • how patients seek health information.  

Your involvement may help up to 12 million Australians (46% of the adult population) who have at least one chronic condition.

In Australia, the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care is working with ORIMA Research to implement the survey. The survey is being implemented on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Why get involved?

By taking part, GP practices will learn about their patients’ experiences, how they compare to other practices and opportunities to improve their patient care. The survey will also support evidence-based quality improvement in primary care at a national level and contribute to international learning.

Practices will receive their results through a personalised interactive dashboard, along with advice on interpreting and using the data. Survey participation can also count towards continuing professional development requirements.

The PaRIS Survey aims to fill a critical gap in primary health care by gaining insights on:

  • use of health care
  • waiting times
  • quality of life
  • pain
  • physical functioning
  • psychological wellbeing.

Take part

Accredited GP practices in Australia that use electronic patient records are eligible to participate. GP practices register to take part and then invite eligible patients to do the survey. The survey closes on the 31 October 2023.

Register on the commission’s website or scan the QR code:

Thank you for considering this opportunity to help improve patient care in Australia and overseas.  

Learn more about the PaRIS Health Survey.

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