Objective: The survey instrument incorporates the questions developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
(HCAHPS) initiative. The goal of the HCAHPS initiative is to uniformly measure and publicly report patients’ experience with their inpatient care
through use of a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology. The information derived from the survey can be useful for internal
quality improvement initiatives, to assess the impact of changes in operating procedures, and to provide feedback to providers and patients. Comparison
of these data with the results from previous surveys as well as comparisons to civilian benchmark data will measure Department of Defense progress
in meeting its goals and objectives of high quality healthcare.
These surveys measure beneficiary user satisfaction with inpatient experiences in direct care and purchased care settings. Surveys are sent
world-wide to a sample of eligible beneficiaries who received inpatient care. The direct care survey is a census survey while the purchased care
survey is a random sample.
The TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey (TRISS) reports on the experiences of adults who receive medical, surgical, and obstetrics inpatient
services from the Military Health System's 58 direct care (DC) military treatment facilities (MTFs) and through the MHS civilian network of providers
purchased care (PC) arrangements. The survey is conducted for TRICARE's Defense Health Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation division.
2012 TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey (TRISS) Report of Findings
If you or someone you know may be interested in gaining access to the TRISS, please send an email to our contractor
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TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction MHS Jan-Dec 2011
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