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.
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,...