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The Leapfrog Group Opens Its 2019 Survey Cycle to Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgical Services

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The Leapfrog Group announced the opening of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, for the first-time including questions about outpatient surgery in addition to its traditional content on the quality and safety of inpatient care. Leapfrog also launches today the new Leapfrog ASC Survey, open for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

Leapfrog has collected and publicly reported safety and quality information about inpatient care for 19 years. In 2018 2021 hospitals, representing almost 70 percent of U.S. hospital beds, participated in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Leapfrog is now expanding its data gathering and reporting enterprise beyond inpatient care in recognition of the fact that more than 60 percent of surgeries in the United States are being performed in outpatient units or ASCs. The content of the new Survey questions on outpatient and ambulatory surgery quality and safety were developed by national experts and extensively pilot tested and published today for the first time.

In the fall of 2019, data collected by Leapfrog from ASCs, and similar information collected from hospital outpatient departments, will be aggregated in a national report for the public. Individual facilities that complete the Surveys will receive benchmarking reports. Beginning with the 2020 Survey, HOPD and ASC results will be publicly reported by facility on The Leapfrog Group’s website.  

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