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. 

Communication Assessment Tool- Team (CAT-T)

The CAT-T is a patient satisfaction survey focused on the quality of communication received from a medical team during a visit to the emergency department.  "Communication" refers to the interactions between members of the health care team and the patient (not interactions among health care team members).  "Communication skills" was considered a single unitary construct undelying all of the items.  The CAT-T represents a replication of a previously studied instrument, "...
Mercer, L.M.
Tanabe, P.
Pang, P.S.
Gisondi, M.A.
Courtney, D.M.
Engel, K.G.
Donlan, S.M.
Adams, J.G.
Makoul, G

Communication and Teamwork Skills (CATS) Assessment

The CATS was designed to measure communication and team skills of health care providers in an onsite (in situ) tool. Specifically, the tool measures situational awareness, coordination, communication, and cooperation.  Observers rate 21 behaviors based on crisis resource management behavioral-based markers.  A preliminary study observed healthcare workers in gastric bypass surgery, interdisciplinary rounds, and cesarean sections.  The results are meant to provide rapid cycle feedback from a...
Frankel, A.
Gardner, R.
Maynard, L.
Kelly, A.

Patient's Insights and Views Observing Teams Questionnaire (PIVOT)

The PIVOT is a 16-item, self-report survey that asks patients to evaluate team behaviors (e.g., interactions, communications, coordination), as experienced in a recent visit to an emergency department.   Items were developed through a line of research that included exploratory interviews with patients and caregivers to identify areas for item development, a web-based survey of health care providers and patient advocates to structure the survey, and cognitive interviewing with patients and...
Henry, B.W.
Rooney, D.M.
Eller, S.
Vozenilek, J.A
McCarthy, D.M.
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Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS)

This observational tool was designed to assess the non-technical skills of surgical teams in real time in the operating theatre.  It was based on the patient safety literature which found that lack of interpersonal skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership) and cognitive skills (e.g., decision making, situational awareness, mental readiness) contributed to adverse patient complications and errors.  Trained raters use the one-page form to observe and score three subteams separately (...
Hull, L.
Arora, S.
Kassab, E.
Kneebone, R.
Sevdalis, N.

Multidisciplinary Team- Observational Assessment Rating Scale (MDT-OARS)

This observational assessment tool was designed for cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Specifically, it contains items related to 15 criteria associated with the team, infrastructure for meetings, meeting organization and logistics, and clinical decision making. The content is based on recommendations from a large-scale survey about effectiveness in MDT in the UK.  A pilot validation study conducted on 10 bowel cancer teams reported good inter-rater reliability (0.68 and above) for...
Taylor, C.
Atkins, L.
Richardson, A.
Tarrant, R.
Ramirez, A.