Track the Generic PROM Sub-Committee’s progress towards selecting a Patient Reported Measure

Track the Generic PROM Sub-Committee’s progress towards selecting a Patient Reported Measure image Published 6 June 2023

The Gener­ic PROM Sub-com­mit­tee was formed ear­ly this year, to make rec­om­men­da­tions to the PRM Board around Gener­ic PROM(s) selec­tion for imple­men­ta­tion with­in South Australia. 

The com­mit­tee is made up of a diverse group of experts from the Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive, with rel­e­vant skills, knowl­edge, and expe­ri­ence in patient-report­ed out­comes, both from South Aus­tralia and inter­state. This includes clin­i­cians, con­sumers, health econ­o­mists, researchers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives pro­vid­ing inter­juris­dic­tion­al expe­ri­ences from the Agency of Clin­i­cal Inno­va­tion (PRM Pro­gram) in New South Wales and our dig­i­tal solu­tion ven­dor, The Clinician. 

The com­mit­tee will oper­ate for approx­i­mate­ly 6 months and has already con­vened twice thus far. In the past few months, the com­mit­tee has made sig­nif­i­cant progress, including: 

  • Recruit­ing con­sumers to the committee 
  • Co-design­ing con­sumer involvement 
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing PROM instru­ments cur­rent­ly in use across health­care set­tings in SA, nation­al­ly, and internationally 
  • Deter­min­ing selec­tion pri­or­i­ties and asso­ci­at­ed eval­u­a­tion criteria 

The group aims to meet each month but will remain con­nect­ed out­side of meetings. 

The com­mit­tee is cur­rent­ly work­ing on devel­op­ing selec­tion cri­te­ria. Once this is com­plete, they will short­list PROMs that meet the cri­te­ria. The com­mit­tee will then con­sult with con­sumers to get their input on the short­list­ed PROMs. Final­ly, the com­mit­tee will draft rec­om­men­da­tions for the PRM Board. 

We are excit­ed to have a diverse group guid­ing the rec­om­men­da­tion of a pre­ferred instru­ment for appli­ca­tion in South Australia’s PRM Pro­gram and look for­ward to shar­ing fur­ther the out­come aris­ing from this work.