Assessment and Evaluation

Advancing Assessment and Evaluation

This is your gateway to finding measurement tools that can be used to assess individual learners, groups, teams, practice environments, and organizations; and to evaluate the impact of interprofessional education programs and collaborative practice on Triple Aim Outcomes. 

A Validity Study of the Safety Attitudes Survey

This large, national study examines the validity of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) in predicting risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality outcomes for hospital patients on general/vascular services.  The SAQ (Sexton JB, et al., 2006) is a well-known, psychometrically sound survey that has been used internationally for many years.  It contains 30 items grouped into six scales measuring (1) teamwork climate, (2) safety climate, (3) working conditions, (4) job satisfaction, (5) recognition...
Davenport, D.L., Henderson, W.G., Mosca, C.L., Khuri, S.F., Mentzer, R.M. Jr. & Participants in the Working Conditions of Surgery Residents and Quality of Care Study.

Performance Assessment Communication and Teamwork Tools Set (PACT)

The PACT Tool set was designed by faculty and staff at the University of Washington (Center for Health Sciences, Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice), as part of a Macy and Hearst Foundations grant to develop a simulation-based team training program for pre-licensure health professions students.  To develop the program, the authors chose the "Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety" (TeamSTEPPS®) model as a guiding framework.  The PACT...
Chiu, C.
Brock, D.
Abu-Rish, E.
Vorvick, L.
Wilson, S.
Hammer, D.
Schaad, D.
Blondon, K.
Zierler, B.

Uniform Data System

The Uniform Data System (UDS) is a core set of data used by government agencies to review the operation and performance of federally supported health centers. The UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. The UDS is a reporting requirement for grantees of the primary care programs funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Bureau of Primary Care (BPHC...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMISE)

PROMIS® is a set of patient-centered tools that can be used to evaluate the physical, mental, and social health of adults and children.  The tools can be used with the general population and individuals with chronic conditions. PROMIS instruments measure concepts such as pain, fatigue, physical function, depression, anxiety and social function. PROMIS has constructed item banks (a collection of questions measuring the same thing that can be administered in short forms or adaptively through...
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PROMIS Health Organization

Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS)

The AITCS is designed as a diagnostic instrument to evaluate the level of interprofessional collaboration among a variety of health care teams. Specifically, the tool measures partnership, cooperation, and coordination in a 37-item self-report instrument. The results are meant to provide insight into the strengths and weakness of interprofessional teams in a variety of settings. A validation study of 125 healthcare workers demonstrated good factor structure and high internal reliability.  A...
Orchard, C.A.
King, G.A.
Khalili, H.
Bezzina, M.B.

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)

HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. Because so many plans collect HEDIS data, and because the measures are so specifically defined, HEDIS makes it possible to compare the performance of health plans. Health plans also use HEDIS results themselves to see where they need to focus their improvement efforts.  Many health plans report HEDIS data to employers or use their results to make...
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Surveys on Patient Safety Culture

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a suite of provider surveys addressing questions related to quality care and patient safety.  Five different version of the survey exist, and they are customized for five different clinical settings: ambulatory surgery center, community pharmacy, hospital, medical office, and nursing home.  The AHRQ provides planning resources and maintains a national database with comparative data for participating organizations.  The purpose...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Providers and Systems (HCAPS)

The Health Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective (HCAHPS, pronounced "H-caps"), also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey, is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care.  CAHPS surveys focus on aspects of care that meet two criteria: (1) The people who received care are the best and/or only source of the information ; and (2) Consumers and patients identified the information as important to them. CAHPS...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

W(e) Learn Interprofessional Program Assessment Scale

This tool was designed as part of a national evaluation of 20 interprofessional education projects funded by a $20 million grant from "Health Canada."  A team of investigators based at the University of Ottawa was contracted to design, develop, and refine a set of quantitative and qualitative tools for program evaluation purposes.  The W(e) Learn instrument is the first instrument in the package.  The second tool, the Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration Scale (ICCAS), is...
MacDonald, C.J.
Archibald, D.
Trumpower, D.L.
Casimiro, L.
Cragg, B.
Jelley, W.

TeamSTEPPS Team Assessment Questionnaire and Team Performance Observation Tool (TAQ-TPOT)

“Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety” (TeamSTEPPS™) is a systematic approach to training health care professionals. It was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve the quality, safety, and the efficiency of health care. Although largely known as a curriculum, the Team STEPPS program has several assessment tools relevant for quality improvement. The TAQ self-report questionnaire and the TPOT...
Beebe, P.
Bawel-Brinkley, K.
O’Leary-Kelley, C.
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