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Leapfrog Looking for Hospital Feedback

August 4, 2008
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The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Leapfrog Group has launched a new Web site and is looking to capture some feedback with it.

Thus far, 1,169 hospitals have responded to a list of hospital quality questions. The survey asks:

  • Does the hospital use the best known methods to prevent medical errors?
  • What are the odds of dying at a hospital as a result of undergoing certain high-risk surgeries there?
  • How efficient is the hospital in performing certain procedures?
  • Are medication orders handled electronically, known to be the best method to prevent medication errors? And if the hospital has a computerized system, is it effective?
  • How well does the hospital perform seven high-risk procedures and care for high-risk deliveries?
  • Is the hospital’s intensive care unit staffed by qualified specialists?
  • How prevalent are hospital acquired conditions such as bed sores, falls and burns?
  • Does the hospital have a policy that includes not billing for “never events”?

The list of Leapfrog Top Hospitals will be released in September.

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