Assessing CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey Results What Can CAHPS® Database Do For You

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Assessing CAHPS® Clinician and Group Survey Results: What Can CAHPS® Database Do For You

Assessing CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey Results: What Can CAHPS Database Do For You

Janice Ricketts, CAHPS Database Manager,
Westat
2011 AHRQ Annual Conference
September 18, 2011

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CAHPS Database

CAHPS Database

  • National repository of data for selected CAHPS surveys.
  • Two major applications:
    • Benchmarking to evaluate health system performance and support quality improvement.
    • Research on consumer assessments of quality.
  • Funded by AHRQ and administered by Westat through the CAHPS User Network.

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CAHPS Database Components

CAHPS Database Components

  • CAHPS Health Plan Survey Database:
    • 4.3 million records collected.
    • 12 Annual Chartbooks (1998—present).
  • CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey Database:
    • Just launched in May 2011
      330,747 completes
      1,095 practice sites.

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Benefits of Participation

Benefits of Participation

  • Free service open to all survey users on a voluntary basis.
  • Submit data through an Online Data Submission System:
    • Technical support, data submission specifications and submission training video.
  • Access to comparative results by survey version through an Online Reporting System.
  • Support to participants provided through:
    • Custom analysis and reports.
    • User network.
    • E-mail and phone technical support.

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Online Submission

Online Submission

Image: Screen shot of the CAHPS Data Submission System Web page is shown.

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Online Reporting

Online Reporting

  • Supports selected CAHPS surveys maintained by the CAHPS Database:
    • CAHPS Health Plan Survey.
    • CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey.
  • Public portal available to everyone:
    • Ability to view summary-level data only.
  • Password-protected portal accessible only to participants who contribute data:
    • Ability to view your own results compared to selected benchmarks.

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Comparative Results in Online Reporting System

Comparative Results in Online Reporting System
(https://cahps.ahrq.gov)

Image: Screen shot of the CAHPS Benchmarking Database: Comparative Data Web page is shown.

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Top Box Scores

Top Box Scores

Percent reporting most positive response for composites, rating, and question items across selected characteristics:

  • Region.
  • Physician specialty.
  • Practice ownership & affiliation.
  • Number of visits per practice.
  • Survey mode.

An image of The CAHPS Database Web site is shown.

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Top Box Scores - Submitter

Top Box Scores—Submitter

An image showing an example of top box scores for selected group compared to CAHPS Database overall and 90th, 75th, 50th, and 25th percentiles is shown.

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Frequencies

Frequencies

View the distribution of scores for all response options.

Allows users to run custom one-way and two-way frequencies by selected respondent and practice characteristics.

An image showing an example of frequency distribution of scores for the response options doctor listened carefully question by gender is shown.

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Barchart Results

Barchart Results

Display a graphical distribution of survey results that show the top, bottom, and middle response categories.

An image showing an example of Bar chart displaying a graphical distribution of survey results that show the top, bottom, and middle response categories is shown.

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Barchart Results - Submitter Results

Barchart Results –Submitter Results

Compare your results to National Distribution and practice site characteristics such as:

  • Region.
  • Physician specialty.
  • Practice ownership & affiliation.
  • Number of visits per practice.
  • Survey mode.

An image showing an example of bar chart of a participating group and practice sites results compared to selected benchmarks is shown.

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Percentiles

Percentiles

2010 Adult Primary Care Visit 4 Point Percentiles

An image showing an example of table presenting percentiles for selected composite and individual items is shown.

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Downloadable Reports  

Downloadable Reports

An image showing an example of Report builder web page and images of various reports available for download is shown.

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 Export Results to Excel

Export Results to Excel

Image: An example of a downloaded MS Excel file of results is shown.

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 Physician Specialty Comparisons:

Physician Specialty Comparisons: Visit Version Top Box Scores

Percent Most Positive ScoreOB/GYNInternal
Medicine
Family
Practice
Overall
MD Rating72767375
Office Staff86909090
MD Communication89909090
Access63565759

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 Additional QI Resources

Additional QI Resources

  • CAHPS Improving Quality site: https://cahps.ahrq.gov:
    • Case studies of QI initiatives.
    • Supplemental survey questions.
    • Archived Webcasts and presentations.
    • Links to related resources.

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CAHPS User Support Services  

CAHPS User Support Services

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: Assessing CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey Results What Can CAHPS® Database Do For You. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2011/ricketts/index.html