First global health survey on chronic conditions

Australia is taking part in a groundbreaking international study into community-based health care that will explore the outcomes, experiences and satisfaction of patients who are treated in GP practices.

Australia is one of 20 countries participating in the inaugural Patient-Reported Indicator Survey (PaRIS) Health Survey, an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

For the first time, patients across the world living with a chronic condition are being asked to share their experiences so that healthcare providers can better understand their needs and in turn, improve care.

In Australia, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is implementing the survey with ORIMA Research, on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care.

PaRIS is an international survey of GP practices and their patients to assess how primary care is being delivered. The in-depth patient survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and examines:

  • measures of physical and mental health
  • experiences of GP consultations
  • how health information is communicated.

GP practices across Australia are invited to sign up for the PaRIS Health Survey, open until 31 October 2023. Patients of GP practices that register for the survey can take part.

The OECD-led PaRIS Health Survey is an internationally validated tool that aims to improve both the outcomes and experiences of primary care services for people aged 45+ living with a chronic condition.

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