Monday, October 31, 2016
Leapfrog Group issues its latest twice-yearly rankings of 2,633 hospitals for patient safety
The Leapfrog Group today announced its latest Hospital Safety Grade, which twice a year assigns letter grades to 2,633 U.S. hospitals for patient safety. In this round, 844 hospitals earned an A, and 658 got a B. The most common grade was a C, given to 954 hospitals. There were 157 Ds and 20 Fs. Results are searchable by hospital, ZIP code, city and state. To look up hospitals click here. Many rural hospitals are not rated because they are classified as "critical access" and thus don't have to report their quality measures. But you could ask them for those reports.
Grades are calculated using 30 publicly available hospital safety performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement. (Map shows percentage of hospitals in each state that received an A)