The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization, just released its Hospital Safety Score. 2,652 hospitals were graded on overall performance in keeping patients safe from medical errors and preventable death or injuries. Their new grading systems utilized expert analysis of publicly available data using 26 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety.
Thank you to the Leapfrog Group for giving the public a tool to make informed decisions about where they seek care. Thanks for taking on this silent epidemic of malpractice that kills up to 400 Americans every day. And thanks for giving Certified Legal Nurse Consultants yet another tool to use when consulting on medical malpractice cases.
I’m Just Sayin’
P.S. If you’re still working in a hospital, check out your facility’s score and comment here on whether you agree with that score or not.