Advisory Board May 12, 2022

The Leapfrog Group on Tuesday released its spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, giving roughly one-third of hospitals an “A” for their ability to shield patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries, and infections.

Cheat sheet: See how Leapfrog calculates its ratings

Methodology

For the latest report, Leapfrog assigned “A” to “F” letter grades to nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals based on 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety, including data from CMS Medicare PSI 90 Patient Safety and Adverse Events composite.

The ratings, which are updated twice a year, do not cover facilities such as military or VA hospitals, critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children’s hospitals, or outpatient surgery centers because of missing data.

Along with the safety scores,...

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