NQF Endorses Patient-Focused CAHPS Surgical Care Survey

The National Quality Forum's endorsement of a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Surgical Care Survey measure became effective June 1, according to an American College of Surgeons release.


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The American College of Surgeons, in partnership with other surgical and anesthesia organizations and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality CAHPS Consortium, developed the survey to assess surgical patients' experiences before, during and after surgical procedures. The survey will help adequately identify opportunities to improve quality of care, surgical outcomes, public reporting and patient satisfaction.

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