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CAHPS Issues Updated Analysis Program

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) has issued its latest Analysis Program, commonly known as the CAHPS macro.  The 5.0 version of the CAHPS macro adds new analysis options and updates the test SAS data set and programs.  The SAS-based CAHPS macro supports survey users in conducting the analyses needed to produce valid comparisons of performance across similar health care organizations.  Go to Analyzing CAHPS Survey Data to download the 5.0 version of the CAHPS macro with test modules as well as updated instructions for analysts using the program.  CAHPS surveys ask consumers about their experiences with health care.  The CAHPS program supports the development and promotion of CAHPS surveys, instructional materials, and databases, and provides technical assistance to users.  Learn more about AHRQ’s CAHPS program.  CAHPS Database receives data voluntarily submitted by users that have administered either the CAHPS Health Plan Survey, the CAHPS Home and Community Based-Services Survey, or the CAHPS Clinician and 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.