The CAHPS Child Hospital Survey Data Submission System

What is the CAHPS® Child Hospital Survey Database?

The CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) Database is a repository for survey results submitted by hospitals that collect Child Hospital Survey data. This database is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Database participation is free and open to all Child HCAHPS Survey users on a voluntary basis.

The Child HCAHPS Survey Database will open and can receive voluntarily submitted data starting on May 2, 2022. Participants are encouraged to review the data specifications (PDF, 179KB) and complete the Data Use Agreement (PDF, 760KB) in advance of the opening.

Learn more about the benefits of participation (PDF, 209KB).

CAHPS® Child Hospital Survey

The CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) assesses inpatient care experiences of pediatric patients (17 and younger) and their parents or guardians. Child HCAHPS covers most of the topics addressed by the Adult version of the CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS), such as doctor and nurse communication, responsiveness of hospital staff, as well as additional topics that are particularly relevant to pediatric care. The survey was developed by the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement at Boston Children's Hospital and is sponsored by AHRQ.

Learn more about the Child Hospital Survey.

AHRQ Webcast “Introducing the CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) Database”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
1-2p.m. ET


This AHRQ webcast provided an overview of the new Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) Database. Speakers reviewed the Child HCAHPS Survey and discussed the participation benefits. Voluntary data submission is free and available for Child HCAHPS Survey users between May 2–May 20. The CAHPS Database will accept all survey data collected between January–December 2021.

Speakers included:

  • Caren Ginsberg, Ph.D., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Sara Toomey, MD, MPhil, MPH, MSc, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Joshua P. Rubin, Westat
  • Dale Shaller, M.P.A., Shaller Consulting (Moderator)

Recording (58:35)

Slides (PDF, 1,467 KB)