|Dataset Full Name||Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) - Adult Hospital Survey|
|Dataset Acronym||Adult HCAHPS|
The Adult HCAHPS survey asks people aged 18 and over to report their recent experience of inpatient care. The purpose of the HCAHPS is to provide patient feedback that can be used for institutional quality projects and rating the quality of inpatient facilities. It includes 10 measures of patient experience including 6 composite measures, two individual items and two global ratings.
Information from HCAHPS is also aggregated for star ratings in Medicare's Hospital Compare database.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for implementing the study and it is used in both quality reporting and value-based purchasing decisions.
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS)
|Health Conditions/Disability Measures|
|Measures/Outcomes of Interest|
Patient perception of the following measures: Nurse Communication, Physician Communication, Receiving help, Pain control, Medication Education, Room and Bathroom Cleanliness, Quiet Room at Night, Discharge Information, Care Transition, Global Rating of Hospital.
Random sample of discharged patients 18 years or older, with at least one overnight stay as inpatient in a hospital with a non-psychiatric Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG).
As of 2017 there were over 4,100 participating hospitals.
Goal of at 300 completed surveys per year per hospital.
Sampling Guidelines and Protocols Document:
|Unit of Observation||
Individual/Patient surveys aggregated at the hospital level
|Data Collection Mode||
January 2008 - present
|Data Collection Frequency||
|Strengths and Limitations|
|Data Access Requirements||
Public Use Dataset
National & State level averages:
Hospital level (see "Survey of patients' experiences" tab):
Data available at a variety of geographic levels & hospital "types":
|Similar/Related Dataset(s)||Selected papers|
HCAHPS Publications by the HCAHPS Project Team
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