Healthcare leaders in Ontario and across Canada have shown a growing interest in the collection and use of patient-reported measures within primary care and integrated care models. This interest stems from the desire to improve population health, promote equity, and foster the development of learning health systems.
Notably, emerging models of integrated care, such as Ontario Health Teams, aim to enhance patients’ overall care experience.
The objective of this study is to assess the acceptability and feasibility of routinely collecting Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs), Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), and Patient Reported and Inferred Social Measures (PRISMs) to effectively support primary care and integrated care models, including Ontario Health Teams.
This is a rapid research project running from March to June 2023. It includes patient interviews, Ontario Health Team leaders focus groups, key informant interviews with experts in patient-reported measures and deliberative dialogues.
This study aims to understand the acceptability and feasibility of implementing PREMs, PROMs and PRISMs routine data collection in primary care in Ontario Health Teams and to identify challenges and opportunities to scale up the use of this data to inform improvement efforts.
This study will formulate considerations for which patient-reported measures should be collected, how they should be collected and analyzed, how they should be used to inform care and overall recommendations for scale-up.