The Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results

QualityTool

The Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results

Description

Each year, Leapfrog gathers and reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care. This tool provides a search function that patients can use to obtain information about hospitals in their area and to compare hospitals. Hospitals voluntarily submit the information shown on this site.

This tool provides the following information about hospitals:

  • Computerized physician order entry
  • Intensive care unit staffing
  • High-risk treatments - volume (number of procedures and experienced surgeons)
    • Coronary artery bypass
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Esophagectomy
    • Pancreatic resection
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Aortic valve replacement
    • High-risk deliveries and neonatal intensive care units
  • Safe practices score
  • Transparency indicator hospital (whether the hospital participates in other national or regional patient safety and quality public reporting initiatives)
  • Adherence to Leapfrog’s “never events” policy
  • Whether the hospital is a Leapfrog Hospital Insights reporting hospital (measures quality and efficiency of hospital care)

Developer:

The Leapfrog Group

Funding Sources:

The Leapfrog Group

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: August 2003
Last Updated: 05/19/08

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