The OECD Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) initiative and the International Survey of People Living with Chronic Conditions

Candan Kendir

Keywords: Patient reported experiences of care; Patient reported outcomes; Patient centred care; Health system performance; Chronic conditions


PaRIS is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys initiative. The OECD launched the PaRIS initiative following OECD Health Ministers' mandate in 2017 towards making health systems more people-centred. Countries work together in PaRIS on developing, standardising and implementing a new generation of indicators that measure the outcomes and experiences of health care that matter most to people.


The PaRIS survey has three main phases: 1) Development phase, including survey design, development of survey instruments, and translation and cognitive testing; 2) Field Trial phase, including development of country specific plans and implementation of the PaRIS survey in the participating countries; and 3) Main Survey phase, including implementation of the Main Survey.


Progress of the initiative as a whole and in key selected areas will be presented.


The PaRIS survey has been progressing well with the development of a new set of patient-reported indicators on outcomes and experiences of people living with chronic conditions who are managed in primary or other ambulatory care settings. The PaRIS survey will help countries making their health systems more people centred by measuring what really matters to people.

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