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Leapfrog finds slow improvements in patient safety

Accreditation Insider, November 3, 2015

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The Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Scores reveal sluggish patient safety improvement in the nation’s hospitals, but some have managed to thrive. The program gives hospitals letter grades on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Of the 28 measures used to calculate the grades, hospitals improved their performance on eight measures, but average performance declined on six measures. The Fall 2015 update shows positive trends for some hospital-acquired conditions and safety measures, but hospitals are performing worse on critical measures such as foreign objects left in after surgery.

Read the Leapfrog Group press release.



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