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Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is an employer coalition that has developed a method of assessing hospital quality and patient safety in a range of important dimensions. The measures include objective data and self-reported compliance with safe practices. Participation is voluntary.

“The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program aimed at mobilizing employer purchasing power to alert America’s health industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. Among other initiatives, Leapfrog works with its employer members to encourage transparency and easy access to health care information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care.

A range of hospital quality and safety practices are the focus of Leapfrog’s hospital ratings via the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey, as well as our hospital recognition and reward programs. Endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the practices are: computer physician order entry; evidence-based hospital referral; intensive care unit (ICU) staffing by physicians experienced in critical care medicine; and the Leapfrog Safe Practices Score.”

Source: www.leapfroggroup.org


Below are our Leapfrog Group measures:

Last UpdateMay 1, 2013

Questions & Comments

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