The New South Wales Population Health Survey is an ongoing telephone survey of state residents that is one of the main mechanisms through which NSW Health monitors population health and reports on performance indicators. Its objectives are to:
- monitor changes over time in self-reported health behaviours, health status, health service use, satisfaction with health services, and other factors that influence health;
- support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health services;
- collect health information that is not available from other sources;
- respond quickly to emerging needs for health information;
- promote research.