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Highlights of Leapfrog Survey Results
In the annual Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey, data are collected from hospitals on their progress toward implementing practices in four categories:
According to Leapfrog, 74% of participating hospitals have fully implemented the practices in at least one of these four safety and quality categories. Here are other major findings:
For evidence-based hospital referral:
Top Hospitals fully meet Leapfrog's standard for ICU Physician Staffing (IPS) and the Safe Practices Score (SPS) and either of the following: (1) Two or more of the eight Evidence-Based Hospital Referral (EBHR) areas; or, (2) Computerized Physician Order Entry plus one of the eight EBHR areas. Thirty-three hospitals meet these criteria. Top Children's Hospitals fully meet the standard for IPS, SPS and the EBHR Neonatal ICU standard for high-risk and complicated newborns. Eight children's hospitals meet these criteria.
Only 25% fully meet the standard for the Leapfrog Safe Practices Score.