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APA Formatting

APA In-Text Citations

APA References

Citing Websites

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)

OR

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.

Example:

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

In-text:

(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.

Helpful Websites

HCAHPS Fact Sheethttp://www.hcahpsonline.org/globalassets/hcahps/facts/hcahps_fact_sheet_november_2017.pdf 

Hospital IQR Program:
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalRHQDAPU.html

HCAHPS survey questionnairehttps://www.hcahpsonline.org/globalassets/hcahps/survey-instruments/mail/29-item-survey/updated-w-omb-date/2019_survey-instruments_english_mail-updateda.pdf

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

https://www.qualityreportingcenter.com/globalassets/migrated-pdf/hospital-oqr-reference-checklist-2019-508.pdf

Suggested Search Strategies

WorldCat (Limit: last 5 years)

  • improve hcahps score
  • hcahps nurs*

Google Scholar (Set date range on left-hand side of results screen)

  • hcahps impact on hospitals
  • nurse role hospital quality
  • (nursing OR nurses) hcahps

CINAHL (Limits: 2014-2019; Academic Journals)

  • ("nursing management") AND ("quality of health care" OR "patient satisfaction")  AND SB usa
  • nurs* AND ("quality of health care" OR "patient satisfaction") AND SB usa 

PubMed (Limit: 5 years)

  • (hcahps OR "hospital consumer assessment") AND nurs*
  • "patient satisfaction" survey AND hcahps[Text Word] AND nurs*
  • “patient readmission” nurs* prevent*

APA-Style Table

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/