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. 

The Short-Form (SF-36) Health Survey

The SF-36 is a multi-purpose survey designed to capture adult patients' perceptions of their own health and well-being.  Based on a much longer survey developed in the 1980's by Ware, J.E., the SF-36 has 36 items grouped in 8 dimensions: physical functoning, physicial and emotional limitations, social functioning, bodily pain, general and mental health.  It is a generic measure, as opposed to one that targets a specific age, disease, or treatment group.  It can be administered in a...
Brazier, J.E.
Harper, N.M.
Jones, A.
O'Cathain, K.J.
Thomas, T.
Usherwood, T.
Westlake, L.

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

Tools from the Medical Outcomes Trust (MOT)

Measuring the impact of IPECP on patient health and well-being is a primary goal of many IPECP efforts.  The Medical Outcomes Trust (MOT) is a non-profit organization that has collected a number of highly respected instruments that may be of use for IPECP evaluation studies.  All of the instruments in the MOT library have significant evidence of validity and have been widely adapted for many years.  They are generally licensed for a fee, which may include data collection, analysis, and...
Medical Outcomes Trust

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

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)