Patient Reported Measures (PRMs)
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.