Measurement and Reporting Tools

Resources for Policymakers on Measurement and Reporting Tools

Common Formats

Consumer Assessment Surveys

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program is a multi-year initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support and promote the assessment of consumers' experiences with health care.

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Largest collection of nationwide and State-specific longitudinal hospital care data in the United States enables research on a range of health policy issues.

Quality Information by State


Informed Decisions Toolbox

To promote evidence-based management in health care, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded development of tools to help decisionmakers find and interpret evidence related to decisions. The Toolbox was created to help bridge the gap between research evidence and organizational decisionmaking. It describes six steps for managers and policymakers to consider when gathering evidence to make a well-informed decision.