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Inside a Leapfrog Group Top-Ranked Hospital
Health Leaders Media

Each year more than 1,000 hospitals voluntarily complete an extensive nine-part survey that they hope will lead to them being named to The Leapfrog Group’s top hospital list.

The survey, launched in 2001, focuses on four critical areas of patient safety: the use of computer physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors; standards for performing high-risk procedures such as heart surgery; protocols and policies to reduce medical errors and other safe practices recommended by the National Quality Forum; and adequate nurse and physician staffing.