Phoenix Children’s earns top rankings in Leapfrog quality and safety survey
The 2009 Leapfrog Survey is in, and Phoenix Children's Hospital received excellent scores for quality and safety. Phoenix Children's Hospital received perfect scores in the prevention of medical errors, ICU staffing, and reducing ICU infections and near-top scores for taking steps to avoid harm. See all results for Arizona hospitals.
The Hospital's house-wide implementation of its computerized provider order entry (CPOE) helped Phoenix Children's earn its top score in prevention of medical errors.
According to The Leapfrog Group 2009 survey, Phoenix Children's Hospital is excelling in quality and safety efforts, tied with Mayo Clinic Arizona among Valley hospitals and among the best children's hospitals nationally.
About the Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private sector employers and purchasers of healthcare representing more than 34 million Americans.
The Leapfrog Organization aims to:
- reduce preventable medical errors and improve the quality and affordability of health care
- encourage public reporting of quality and outcomes
- reward hospitals for their quality, safety, and affordability
- help consumers make smart choices
Leapfrog promotes transparency and encourages consumers to choose their providers wisely through a yearly survey.
The mission of The Leapfrog Group is to trigger giant leaps forward in safety, quality, and affordability of health care by supporting informed healthcare decisions by those who use and pay for health care.