HPCI News: Record Number of Hospitals Commit to Transparency
To: Members and Selected Others
The Leapfrog Group just released its
final report on the results
of the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. As well as summarizing the
results of their previous reports, this report explores
hospital-acquired conditions, ICU physician staffing, Never Events
39% of hospitals nationwide report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, demonstrating their commitment to transparency. But there's more work to do.
Last year, just over 1,500 U.S. hospitals voluntarily completed the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the highest recorded participation to date. These hospitals are committed to transparency--for the benefit of their patients and their communities. But more hospitals need to be on board.
"We're excited to see a growing level of commitment from hospitals and I applaud those who have taken the steps to provide this level of transparency," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "As a result, we've seen a continued decrease in the national rate of early elective deliveries, as well as a number of strong improvements in key areas, including hand hygiene compliance and ICU staffing practices. Still, more work is needed. It's essential we see this level of improvement in all areas of the health care system."
This is the final report in a series of six reports examining key quality and safety measures at hospitals nationwide based on data from the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey of 1,501 U.S. hospitals, with analysis provided by Castlight Health. All the reports are available for free download on The Leapfrog Group website.
Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
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