AHRQ adopts Surgical Care Survey including anesthesiologist survey questions

Chicago — (April 15, 2010) 

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) program, a public-private initiative administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently adopted the Surgical Care Survey as an official CAHPS survey.  The intent is to measure the patient experience and satisfaction with their surgeon and anesthesiologists for a given procedure.  The survey is the product of the American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Quality Alliance, a confederation of over twenty specialty societies, including ASA.  For more information, please click the links below.


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2014.



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