Summaries of Select CAHPS Research Projects

For more than two decades, AHRQ's CAHPS Consortium has served as the "R&D engine" for the CAHPS initiative, which has been responsible for multiple innovations in the design and administration of patient experience surveys. This research team continues to explore ways to improve the usefulness and practicality of the surveys.

CAHPS V Research Projects

Research projects initiated in the current 5-year cooperative agreement for CAHPS focus on:

  • The development and testing of new surveys.
  • The development and testing of survey items on specific topics and for specific purposes.
  • Refinements to existing surveys.
  • Efforts to improve the effectiveness of survey administration methods.
  • Studies of uses of CAHP survey results.
  • Evaluations of efforts to improve patient experience.

CAHPS IV Research Projects

Research conducted during CAHPS IV (2012–2017) addressed the following topics:

Survey Design and Methods

Using CAHPS Surveys To Improve Patient Experience

Reporting Patient Experience Measures to Consumers

Page last reviewed September 2018
Page originally created July 2017
Internet Citation: Summaries of Select CAHPS Research Projects. Content last reviewed September 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/about-cahps/cahps-program/research-summaries/index.html