Cite the HCAHPS Fact Sheet and Hospital Compare profile as a Nonperiodical Web Document/Data Set (see Purdue OWL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/)
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address
Reference for HCAHPS Fact Sheet:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services & Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). HCAHPS fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.hcahpsonline.org/globalassets/hcahps/facts/hcahps_fact_sheet_november_2017.pdf
First in-text citation (parenthetical):
(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] & Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2017)
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (CMS & AHRQ, 2017), blah blah blah. . .
All other in-text citations:
(CMS & AHRQ, 2017) OR According to CMS and AHRQ (2017)
For direct quotations, add a page number to your citation: (CMS & AHRQ, 2017, p. 3)
Reference for Hospital Compare:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2018). Hospital compare: Name of Your Hospital. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
What if my sources have the same author and date? See APA 6.16
If author and date are the same (example: both sources were created by the CDC in 2014) add suffixes a, b, c, etc. to the date to distinguish one source from another.
The source with suffix a is the first listed in your References list, based on alphabetizing by the first letter in the title of the source.
Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Reference Checklist: FY 2020 Payment Determination CY 2018 Reporting Period:
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems: http://www.hcahpsonline.org/
HCAHPS is the national standard for collecting and reporting patients’ perspectives on care received.
Medicare’s Hospital Compare: http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
Provides survey results for specific hospitals and compares the results to state and national averages
Suggested Search Strategies
WorldCat (Limit: Article peer-reviewed; last 5 years)
Google Scholar (Set date range on left-hand side of results screen)
CINAHL (Limits: 2013-2018; Academic Journals)
PubMed (Limit: 5 years)
Sample table from "The Grammar of Mathematics: Percent or %," by T. McGoo, 2011, APA Style Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/tables-and-figures/