What matters to you?Nov 01, 2023
Patient Reported Measures give clinicians an insight into the needs and expectations of patients at the point of care and provide the patient an opportunity to provide direct, timely feedback about their health-related experience and pictures.
There is good evidence to demonstrate that patients who are more engaged in their healthcare tend to choose less costly interventions (such as presenting to a physiotherapist for lower back pain instead of hospital emergency).
Patient Reported Measures have also been well documented to support clinician decision-making and shared care planning. They are a good indicator for overall patient outcomes; especially in those conditions marked by a person’s level of health and wellbeing.
Patient Reported Measures have been collected on the Heath Outcomes Patient Experience (HOPE) platform in the Mid North Coast Local Health District since 2021. There are 40 services (outpatient and inpatient) participating in program in the MNCLHD and to date about 4800 measures have been collected.
The Patient Reported Measures team is currently scoping services for inclusion for the use of PRMs in calendar year 2024. If MNCLHD staff are interested in implementing Patient Reported Measures in their service, reach out to the team and they can meet and discuss with you.