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Leapfrog Group ASC Survey to Commence April 1, Public Reporting of Results by 2020

5,000-plus licensed ASCs in the U.S. will be able to submit patient safety and quality information through Leapfrog’s survey beginning April 1 2019, writes Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control. The ASC survey will seek data on facility information, staff members, procedure volume, patient safety practices, patient experience and more. Leapfrog’s hospital survey will include a new section for data on hospital outpatient departments. Leapfrog is using feedback from individual ASCs and ASC organizations to frame the first survey. Leapfrog plans to refine questions based on input from a panel of physician and nurse experts. Leapfrog also plans to publish a national report on the results of both outpatient datasets by fall 2019. For the 2020 surveys, Leapfrog will begin publicly reporting ASC and Hospital Out-Patient Department results. Leapfrog is encouraging ASCs to register for the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network to report infection data for Leapfrog to later collect.

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