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.

Assessment for Collaborative Environments (ACE-15)

The ACE-15 was designed to help faculty and administrators conduct a rapid assessment of the quality of interprofessional teamwork in clinical sites.  Results can be used as a guide for placing learners (students, residents) in positive teaching environments in which interprofessional collaboration is being modeled.  This 15-item, self-report survey is appropriate for a broad array of health professionals working in a variety of clinical sites. A validity study including 192 healthcare...
Tilden, V.P.
Eckstrom, E.
Dieckmann, N.F.

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.

Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale (ATHCT)

The ATHCT was designed to gauge the attitudes of trainees and providers towards working in interprofessional healthcare teams. Specifically, the tool measures individuals' beliefs about the quality of care provided by interprofessional teams (i.e., Quality of Care/Process) and their attitudes regarding the physician's central authority role in healthcare teams (i.e., Physician Centrality). These two factors are measured in a 19-item self-report tool. The development of this version...
Heinemann, G.D.
Schmitt, M.H.
Farrell, M.P.
Brallier, S.A.

Collaboration and Satisfaction About Care Decisions (CSACD)

The CSACD was originally designed to measure nurse-physician collaboration in intensive care units (ICUs) as they make specific decisions regarding patient transfers. The tool contains a six-item measure of collaboration as well as a global collaboration item, a decision process satisfaction item, and a final decision satisfaction item. The results, which are at the level of a specific patient decision, are meant to support linking nurse-physician collaboration to ICU patient outcomes. The 1994...
Baggs, J.G.

Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT)

The CPA is a 56-item self-report tool completed by team members.  It was developed as part of several grant-funded projects in Canada under the leadership of the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at Queen's University, which maintains a useful website on the tool.  The instrument assesses collaborative practice among care giving team members, patients and clients.  The goal is to foster self-reflection on team strengths and limitations, and to guide education efforts.  In...
Schroder, C.
Medves, J.
Paterson, M.
Byrnes, V.
Chapman, C.
O'Riordan, A.
Pichora, D.
Kelly, C.

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)

Healthcare Team Vitality Instrument (HTVI)

The HTVI was designed to provide healthcare staff with a way to measure team "vitality" in hospital settings.  Specifically, the self-report tool measures the individual’s perceptions of environmental support structures, engagement and empowerment, patient care transitions, and team communication. It was designed to be administered to a wide variety of licensed and unlicensed staff.  The reference listed below describes a study which sought to refine and shorten the original 20-item...
Upenieks, V.V.
Lee, E.A.
Flanagan, M.E.
Doebbeling, B.N.

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)

Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration (IIC)

The IIC is designed to assess social workers’ perception of the quality of collaborative exchanges in interdisciplinary team settings. The tool breaks down interdisciplinary collaboration into five sub-dimensions: interdependence, newly created professional activities, collective ownership of goals, reflection on process, and flexibility. The 42-item self-report questionnaire is meant to assess whether individuals are experiencing the positive interprofessional interactions measured in the tool...
Bronstein, L.R.
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