A Child version of the CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS) can be used to assess the experience of care of children 17 and younger in inpatient settings. This survey is administered to the parents or guardians of those children. The Child HCAHPS Survey and associated guidance can be downloaded from the AHRQ CAHPS Web site.
The Adult version of HCAHPS, which is maintained by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), should not be used for pediatric population. That version is available only from CMS at www.hcahpsonline.org.