Sources of Health Data

Hospital HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey Data

What is HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey? HCAHPS stands for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (I know, right?), -so everybody just says “H-CAPS”.  Since 2005 nearly all of the hospitals in the US collect patient satisfaction information based…

Tutorial: Getting Ready to Use Medicare Hospital Compare Data

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Introduction to Hospital Compare Hospital Compare data is a packaged collection of process and quality outcome measure from a variety of sources.  It includes: Hospital characteristics and inspection information Structural (e.g., registry measures) Timely and effective care: heart attack, heart…