Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas

Continuity of Care Practices Survey—Practice Level [CCPS-P]

Continuity of Care Practices Survey—Practice Level [CCPS-P]

CCRM Atlas Measure(s): 19, 20
Contact Information: Jeanne A. Schaefer, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road (152), Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA;
Copyright Information: The Continuity of Care Practices Survey—Program version versions (CCPS-P) are in the public domain and freely available for use without copyright restrictions. The measure developer, Jeanne A. Schaefer, grants permission to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to print a copy of the measure instrument in the Clinical-Community Relationships Measurement Web-based Atlas. Any use of the measure instruments must be accompanied by the following citation: Schaefer, J. A, Cronkite, R. C., & Ingudomnukul, E. (2004). Assessing continuity of care practices in substance use disorder treatment programs. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 65, 513-520. The measure owner requests that users send a copy of any modifications or alterations made to the instrument to Dr. Jeanne A. Schaefer (contact information listed above).

Additional Information For Scoring Subscales With Missing Data.

When scoring the subscales, give the subscale a score if the respondent answers more than half of the items. For subscales with missing data, the sums for the subscale should be weighted by a correction factor which is the ratio of the maximum score if all items are complete over the maximum score for the number of items without missing data. For example, the maximum score for the Coordinate Care subscale is 15 if all 5 items are complete. If a respondent completes 4 items, the maximum score is 12. Consequently, the score for the subscale with one item missing (sum of 4 items) should be weighed by the ratio of 15 over 12, so that the range of values will be the same as it would have been if the respondent had completed all 5 items.

Page last reviewed March 2013
Page originally created March 2013
Internet Citation: Continuity of Care Practices Survey—Practice Level [CCPS-P]. Content last reviewed March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.