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Public reporting of the CAHPS Hospital Survey: Research to support understanding and use of the Hospital Compare website

Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr PH, Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way, D615, New York, NY 10010, 212.802.5980, shoshanna_sofaer@baruch.cuny.edu, David J. Miranda, PhD, Center for Beneficiary Choices/Beneficiary Education & Analysis Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S1-13-05, Baltimore, MD 21244-1849, Christine Crofton, PhD, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3345, Rockville, MD 20850, Elizabeth Goldstein, PhD, Division of Beneficiary Analysis, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., Mail Stop S1-01-23, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, Elizabeth W. Hoy, MHA, Quality Improvement, American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, One Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3357, and David E. Kanouse, PhD, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138.

The HCAHPS survey is intended to be publicly reported, and public reporting of hospital quality data is an integral part of CMS's Hospital Quality Initiative. We will present in detail the results of two rounds of cognitive tests we conducted with over 40 individuals similar to potential users to ensure that the text and graphics could be understood by the public; engaged their interest; and made it easy for them to correctly identify the level of hospital performance on dimensions of hospital quality of importance to individuals and facilities. We will also present findings from additional consumer testing on how best to integrate HCAHPS survey results with the clinical quality measures currently displayed on the Hospital Compare website.

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Keywords: Medicare, Quality Improvement

Related Web page: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

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Assessing Consumer Experiences with Hospital Care: The HCAHPS Project

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA