Do You Know How Your Hospital Ranks For Safety?

The Leapfrog Group* has just published their spring update onHow_does_your_hospital_rank_for_safety? hospital safety, giving U.S. hospitals a Hospital Safety Score.  It is an eye opener for consumers in Connecticut and around the country.  “The Hospital Safety Score is an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients…. The Score uses among many sources, the national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey as well as those from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  From this data they produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.”

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