ESRD-CAHPS Instrument Development. Patricia Gallagher, PhD Center for Survey Research University of Massachusetts Boston CAHPS Harvard Team. Who is developing the ESRD survey?. CAHPS II grantees from RAND, Harvard, and AIR.
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Patricia Gallagher, PhD
Center for Survey Research
University of Massachusetts Boston
CAHPS Harvard Team
In addition, we drew upon other sources to develop an instrument for testing including:
I. Develop survey instruments that are suitable for and allow valid comparisons across a wide range of potential users.
II. Focus on assessments of health care experiences for which consumers are the best or only source of information.
III. Focus on information that consumers want and need to know.
IV. Make sure that the data are as accurate and reliable as possible.
V. Develop survey instruments that are inexpensive and easy to use as possible.
VI. Develop survey instruments and reports in concert.
VII. Obtain both reports of specific patient experiences and overall ratings.
VIII. Provide a ‘core’ set of items that apply to all entities fielding the survey, with the option of adding supplemental questions to address specific needs.
Our goal is to develop practical, workable solutions in collaboration with dialysis facilities and others who have an interest in using the ESRD-CAHPS data.