Get the Surgical Care Survey and Instructions

From this page, you can download the files needed to conduct the CAHPS Surgical Care Survey.

To learn about the documents available to support your use of the Surgical Care Survey, read: What's Available for the Surgical Care Survey (PDF [ PDF file - 165.02 KB]; PDF Help).

Users of this survey can adapt some instructions that were developed for the Clinician & Group Surveys: Get Clinician & Group Surveys and Instructions. For help in adapting these instructions to the Surgical Care Survey,  please contact the CAHPS Help Line at cahps1@westat.com or 1-800-492-9261.

Download the Surgical Care Survey and Instructions: (ZIP [ compressed file archive - 3.18 MB]). Use this survey to ask adults about their experience with surgical care. Read about this survey at https://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/surveys-guidance/surgical/about/index.html.

How do you unzip this file? To unzip the zipped file, double-click on the file name. If you do not have a zip file utility already installed on your computer, you can get one from the many vendors on the Internet that have zip file format utilities for Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and Unix.


Contents of the ZIP file


Survey

Surgical Care Survey 2.0
Includes the core questionnaire for an adult population; available in English and Spanish.


Guidance Documents

Translating CAHPS Surveys
Explains how to translate CAHPS surveys from English into another language in a cost-effective yet culturally competent manner.

Sample Telephone Script for the CAHPS Surgical Care Survey
Provides guidelines for administering the survey by telephone and sample scripts in English and Spanish based on the Surgical Care Survey 2.0.

Instructions for Analyzing Data from CAHPS Surveys
Provides general guidelines for using the CAHPS analysis program (known as the CAHPS macro).

SAS Document Package
Includes SAS® files needed for the CAHPS analysis program.

Patient Experience Measures from the CAHPS Surgical Care Survey
Provides a list of the composite and rating measures that can be used for public and internal reports of survey results; tables indicate which survey items are included in each measure.


Where are the files? The files you requested have been transmitted to your default download folder, unless you selected a different folder during the download process.

Any questions? Contact the CAHPS User Network at cahps1@westat.com or 1-800-492-9261.

Page last reviewed June 2016
Page originally created April 2015
Internet Citation: Get the Surgical Care Survey and Instructions. Content last reviewed June 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/surveys-guidance/surgical/instructions/get-surg-care-survey-instruct.html