Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Page
The purpose of AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program is to advance our scientific understanding of patient experience with health care.
Explore CAHPS surveys and supplemental items designed to capture patient experience with health care services at multiple levels of the delivery system.
- American Indian
- Cancer Care
- Clinician & Group
- Dental Plan
- Health Plan
- Home and Community-Based Services
- Home Health Care
- In-Center Hemodialysis
- Mental Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery
- Supplemental Items
- Surgical Care
- Survey Design and Administration
- Using the Surveys
The CAHPS database is AHRQ's repository for data from selected CAHPS surveys. The primary purpose of the CAHPS Database is to facilitate comparisons of CAHPS survey results by and among survey users.
Explore webcasts, podcasts, and videos about CAHPS surveys and related announcements from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CAHPS surveys of patient experience help health care organizations use data to identify strengths and weaknesses, determine where they need to improve, and track quality improvement progress over time.
Public reporting is central to the CAHPS program. Learn how to report CAHPS survey results to health care consumers. Read about research on consumer reporting.
Find instructions and information on how to access PDF files.