St. John’s Hospital Recognized by The Leapfrog Group and the Midwest Business Group on Health as one of the Nation’s ‘Highest Value’ Hospitals
“Consumers and purchasers are demanding both quality and cost effectiveness,” said
Leapfrog is currently the only national organization asking hospitals for efficiency information. “We believe it’s important to recognize not only good outcomes, but prudent use of resources as well,” said
The hospitals were deemed “highest value” based on their efficiency scores – a combination of their quality and resource utilization scores – for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and pneumonia care. To make Leapfrog’s Highest Value list, a hospital had to have a top efficiency of care score for at least three of these four procedures and conditions. Resource use was measured by the hospital’s severity-adjusted average length of stay for that procedure, inflated by the readmission rate. Quality scores are based on meeting appropriate processes of care measures, and (for CABG and PCI) hospital volume and risk-adjusted mortality.
Earlier this year 26 hospitals and seven children’s hospitals were named 2008 Top Hospitals, based on results of the voluntary Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The survey is the nation’s premier hospital patient safety evaluation tool and provides consumers and health care purchasers with up-to-date assessments of participating hospitals’ quality and safety at its Web site, www.leapfroggroup.org.
Leapfrog Highest Value Hospital Awards will be presented at the Leapfrog Annual Meeting, at the Palomar Hotel in
The Leapfrog Group uses its members’ collective leverage to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The Leapfrog Group was founded in
The Midwest Business Group on Health is one of the nation’s leading business groups of private and public employers, whose 96+ members employ over 2 million lives, spending more than
SOURCE Midwest Business Group on Health; The Leapfrog Group