Functional Health Survey–6 (FHS-6) Patient Questionnaires

​Use the Functional Health Survey-6 (FHS-6) patient questionnaires to assess the functional health outcomes (both physical and mental health) of a patient population. There are two questionnaires: one for inpatient settings, and one for outpatient settings.
Functional health outcome is an important measure of effective care. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Whole System Measures include a measure to assess functional health outcomes: the Functional Health Outcomes Score. This score is measured using the Functional Health Survey-6.
[Note that the Functional Health Outcomes Score is currently in the testing phase because there is limited experience using the measure at the organizational level.]
See the Whole System Measures white paper for more detailed information on the 13 system measures.
This page includes the following documents:
  • FHS-6 Patient Questionnaire: Inpatient Setting
  • FHS-6 Patient Questionnaire: Outpatient Setting
  • Description of the Whole System Measure, Functional Health Outcome Scores, including:
      • Measure definition
      • Method for measuring (inpatient and outpatient)
      • Sampling and data analysis plan


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