Comparability of CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey 2.0 and 3.0
A recent analysis of data from AHRQ’s CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) examined the comparability of data from the 3.0 and 2.0 versions of the survey. This analysis found that scores for the access and communication composite measures are slightly higher on the 3.0 version of CG-CAHPS than on the 2.0 version. The reliability of the two versions is similar and acceptable for reporting purposes.
Review the findings: Comparability of Results for the 2.0 and 3.0 Versions of the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey (PDF).
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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys ask consumers about their experiences with health care. The CAHPS program at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports the development and promotion of CAHPS surveys, instructional materials, and comparative databases, and provides technical assistance to users. Learn more about AHRQ’s CAHPS program at: www.cahps.ahrq.gov.
AHRQ’s CAHPS Database receives data voluntarily submitted by users that have administered either the CAHPS Health Plan Survey or the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. The CAHPS Database aggregates the data to facilitate comparisons of CAHPS survey results by users, researchers, and other interested organizations. Learn more about AHRQ’s CAHPS Database at: www.cahpsdatabase.ahrq.gov.