Last year, just over 1,500 U.S. hospitals voluntarily completed the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the highest recorded participation to date. While hospitals are demonstrating an increased commitment to transparency, a new report released today by nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group calls for more hospitals to report to the Survey in order to help inform health care decisions for all Americans. The report is a summary of previous reports issued by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health, and contains newly released information on hospital-acquired conditions, ICU staffing, safe practices, and never events. The results, as analyzed by Castlight Health, revealed several areas of needed improvement.
To view the complete report on the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey results, visit: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/HospitalSurveyReport. Data also is searchable by region and by hospital on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey results page.
This report is the last in a series of six reports examining key quality and safety measures at hospitals nationwide, based on data taken from the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey of 1,501 U.S. hospitals and analyzed by Castlight Health. The initial reports on maternity care, high-risk procedures, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), nursing, and hand-hygiene are available at http://www.leapfroggroup.org/HospitalSurveyReport.