Each year, The Leapfrog Group’s team of researchers reviews the literature and convenes expert panels to ensure the Leapfrog Hospital Survey aligns with the latest science as well the public reporting needs of purchasers and consumers. Once a list of proposed changes is assembled for the next year’s Survey, Leapfrog releases those changes for public comment. The comments are then reviewed by Leapfrog’s research team and used to refine the Survey before it is finalized.
This year, Leapfrog is requesting that commenters pay special attention to the following:
- Proposed change to the Survey Deadline
- New Hand Hygiene Practices
- Changes to Section 8B on Medication Reconciliation
- New Outpatient Procedure Section
Comments will be accepted until 5pm Eastern Time on December 14, 2018.