A pilot in real-time PROMs and PREMs
About the program
In March 2019 MPCCC introduced two complimentary projects to pilot the collection of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) and to inform better cancer care. Targeted patient questionnaires are used to collect information about how well a patient’s physical, emotional, social and informational needs are being met during their cancer treatment. Each pilot project is trialling a different method of PROMs and PREMs data collection. Evaluation will inform broader implementation of PROMs and PREMs data collection across MPCCC partners and, in future, sites outside our region.
Why is collecting patient-reported experience and outcome measures important?
PROMs and PREMs questionnaires aim to help both patients and clinicians identify symptoms or concerns about a wide range of issues, including those outside the strictly ‘clinical’ realm of concerns associated with cancer treatment. In doing so, clinicians are better able to manage a wide range of health concerns, including facilitating referrals to other allied health professionals and/or supportive care services. This approach enables more holistic care for cancer patients, improving patient satisfaction and informing health service planning and quality improvements for future patients.
Visit the links below to find out more about these pilots, and see here for details of the project teams and steering committee.