Patient Reported Indicators Survey (PaRIS)
Measuring what matters to patients is critical to achieving better value. The OECD’s PaRIS project provides an opportunity for countries to work together to develop, standardize and implement common indicators measuring patients’ outcomes and experiences of health and care.
The International Survey of People Living with Chronic Conditions assesses the outcomes and experiences of patients in primary care and compares results across countries. This survey aims to fill a critical gap in primary health care, by asking about aspects like access to health care and waiting times, as well as quality of life, pain, physical functioning and psychological well-being. Value in health is the OECD’s national partner for this survey in Saudi Arabia.
What will the PaRIS survey measure?
This is a survey of the outcomes and experiences of patients with one or more chronic conditions. The survey will include both Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS) for patients with chronic conditions. Examples of PROMS are ratings of peoples’ pain, physical functioning, and psychological well-being. Examples of PREMS are peoples’ experiences with healthcare, such as experienced waiting times and communication with healthcare providers. In addition to PROMS and PREMS, background characteristics such as age, sex and the type of conditions will be collected to be used in data analysis.
The implementation of the study is carried out in two phases:
⦁ A field trial, from 2021 to mid-2022, to test the survey operations on a pilot sample.
⦁ The main survey, from mid-2022 to the end of 2023, on a large sample at a national level.
PaRIS Project in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is undergoing a major health system transformation, which will improve access to health services, improve quality and efficiency of health and care services, and promote prevention against health risks.
Despite Saudi Arabia being a country with a relatively young population, over the past three decades there has been a substantial increase in non-communicable chronic diseases. By assessing the outcomes and experiences of service delivery in primary health care, the PaRIS project will provide an opportunity to identify any gaps in care provision and shed light on how the care patients’ receive contributes to better health results.
This survey is developed by the international PaRIS-SUR consortium, in close collaboration with participating countries and the OECD Secretariat. The consortium consists of five international partners:
- NIVEL (Consortium Leader), the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (consortium leader), Utrecht, The Netherlands www.nivel.nl
- Ipsos MORI, London, United Kingdom www.ipsos.com
- University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
- Avedis Donabedian Institute, Barcelona, Spain
- OptiMedis AG, Hamburg, Germany
Value in health is the Saudi national body taking a country-wide lead in the delivery of this primary survey in primary health care centers.
The Center for Value in Health is partnering with Press Ganey and Health.Links in the delivery of the PaRIS project fieldwork.