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. (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], 2017)
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, 2017), blah blah blah. . .
All other in-text citations:
(CMS, 2017) OR According to CMS (2017)
For direct quotations, add a page number to your citation: (CMS, 2017, p. 3)
Reference for Hospital Compare:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2019). 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
Arrange alphabetically by title, then add suffix a, b, c, etc., to date.
Tennessee Department of Health. (n.d.a). Applications. Retrieved from https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board/nursing-board/applications.html
Tennessee Department of Health. (n.d.b). Licensure. Retrieved from https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board/nursing-board/licensure.html
(Tennessee Department of Health, n.d.a)
What if my source has no page numbers? See APA 6.05--Cite the paragraph number or section.
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
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.
Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Reference Checklist
Suggested Search Strategies
WorldCat (Limit: last 5 years)
Google Scholar (Set date range on left-hand side of results screen)
CINAHL (Limits: 2014-2019; 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/