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Latest from Leapfrog President and CEO, Leah Binder

Defying The AMA, Some Politicians Lower Standards For Practicing Medicine

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a bill that invents a brand new provider, which they call an “assistant physician,” who has not completed the three to four years of residency most physicians do, hasn’t taken all the exams, and will be called “doctor” by patients.

 

Senator Boxer's Odd Timidity On Patient Safety 
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued a report on patient safety last Friday, pointing out that errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the United States.


What Surgeons Know About Picking Doctors (And You Don't) 
This is Part Two of Leah Binder's interview with Dr. Marty Makary, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.


A Respected Surgeon Says Get A Second Opinion
Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, interviewd Dr. Marty Makary, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, one of the most influential recent health policy books. 

What People Are Saying


Stunning News on Preventable Deaths in Hospitals
According to a new study from the Journal of Patient Safety, four times as many people die from preventable medical errors than we thought, as many as 440,000 a year....


Can we make US medicine less dangerous?
Modern medicine works indisputable wonders when it's delivered carefully and appropriately. But it's easy to forget how much harm it can cause when something goes awry. Medial errors kill an estimated 440,000 U.S. patients every year--well over 1,000 every day--and harm many times that number.


Growing Number of NJ Hospitals Earn ‘A’ Grades On Report Card

Modern medicine works indisputable wonders when it's delivered carefully and appropriately. But it's easy to forget how much harm it can cause when something goes awry. Medial errors kill an estimated 440,000 U.S. patients every year--well over 1,000 every day--and harm many times that number.


Leapfrog: California Hospitals Rank 9th in U.S. for Patient Safety
On Tuesday, The Leapfrog Group released a report card that gave 104 California hospitals an "A" grade for patient safety. 


Lehigh Valley Health Network Scores Well in Hospital Safety Grading
Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, which is in Bethlehem, received top scores for their computerized prescriber order entry, nursing workforce, leadership and identification of risks and hazards, among other categories.


Four Hawaii hospitals receive 'A' grades in 2014 Hospital Safety Score
Hawaii ranked fifth in the nation on the Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score administered by the independent industry watchdog The Leapfrog Group, with four of eight hospitals graded achieving the highest letter grade of "A" in patient safety.  

Leah Binder's Interview with Dr. Robert Wachter, Editor, AHRQ WebM&M (April 2014)


The Journal of Patient Safety (April 1, 2013)

The Hospital Safety Score methodology and data has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety....