Canada is participating in an exciting international collaboration on patient-reported experience and patient-reported outcome measures (PREMs/PROMs) for primary care. This initiative is led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is called the Patient Reported Indicator Survey (PaRIS; see

What your participation means:

  1. Be part of the Canadian cohort of primary care practices and patients to let Canada and the world know how primary care is delivered, accessed and experienced.
  2. Your practice will receive a $700 token of appreciation for participating.
  3. An easy way for your patients to have a voice about primary care experiences and their health outcomes.
  4. A personalized report about your aggregated patient experiences and outcomes along with the aggregated Canadian data.

What is involved:

  • Your or your designate will complete a practice survey about the services that are offered by your practice to patients, and how you manage and support patients with chronic conditions. This survey should take about 10-20 minutes. Your designate can be someone knowledgeable about the practice, such as the practice manager.
  • Identify patients aged 45 years of age and older who have visited your practice in the past 6 months.
  • Use your secure messaging system to distribute an invitation to your patients to complete an online patient survey on their experiences (e.g. access, continuity) and health outcome.
  • The patient survey is estimated to take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
  • You will receive written instructions on patient eligibility criteria and all patient recruitment materials.

If your practice does not have a secure messaging system, our research team will work with you or your designate to develop the best way to recruit patients. One option is to distribute paper copies of the invitation and information letter when you see patients in clinic.

Please contact Dr. Sabrina Wong if you and/or your team is interested! If you have any questions, Sabrina is happy to answer via email or schedule a 10-15 minute call (zoom or phone) to discuss the project, your involvement, the support available, and what is important to you throughout this process.

The deadline to sign up for this study is January 5, 2024.

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