Measuring the experiences of patients and reporting back to the health system enables cancer services and health professionals to better understand the needs of people affected by cancer.
Understanding a patient’s outcomes throughout each stage of their cancer experience can enable more personalised treatment and drive improvements in the quality of care provided by cancer services.
What are PRMs?
Patient-report measures (PRMs) capture the perspectives of patients on their experiences and outcomes of their cancer care.
Gathering patient-reported measures involves asking cancer patients about their experiences and outcomes, which ultimately measures their overall wellbeing.
Why use PRMs?
PRMs can benefit both patients and healthcare professionals by:
- Encouraging communication and shared decision making
- Facilitating earlier engagement of support services
- Enabling clinicians to identify and triage what matters most to patients
- Supporting clinical review and improvements of care
- Linking patients to tailored information based on their survey responses.