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Boston Medical Center awarded elite distinction as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital
Date:12/5/2012

rate adult and/or pediatric ICUs that are managed or co-managed by intensivists who: a) Are present during daytime hours and provide clinical care exclusively in the ICU and, b) When not present on site or via telemedicine, return pages at least 95% of the time, (i) within five minutes and (ii) arranges for a certified physician or physician extender to reach ICU patients within five minutes.

III. A hospital must fully meet Leapfrog's standards for high-risk surgeries and procedures

(Hospitals must achieve a score of "fully meets" for 50% of the surgeries or procedures that apply) Research indicates that a patient's risk of dying is reduced by approximately two to four times, depending on the high-risk procedure, if care is obtained in hospitals that meet Leapfrog's standards.i

Hospitals fulfilling Leapfrog's standards for high-risk surgeries and procedures (heart bypass, heart angioplasty, aortic valve replacement, abdominal aortic aneurism repair, bariatric surgery, esophogectomy, pancreatectomy, and high-risk newborn deliveries) have met Leapfrog's robust volume, processes of care, and outcomes standards. The Leapfrog website provides specific details about these performance measures and the scoring (www.leapfroggroup.org).

IV. A hospital must achieve a Value Score of 69 or Better as calculated through Leapfrog's Hospital Recognition Program (LHRP Value Score)

The Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program uses each standard from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey to calculate an overall value score for each hospital. The value score, which is a numerical value from 0 to 100, is a combination of quality and resource use, with quality weighted more heavily in the calculation. Hospitals with high value scores have demonstrated both high quality and appropriate resource use. The Leapfrog website provides specific details about these calculations.
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Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-630-8480
Boston University Medical Center
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