Latest from Leapfrog President and CEO, Leah BinderTwo Major Breakthroughs in New Surgeon Ratings
According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by John Birkmeyer and colleagues, surgeons vary in their skill levels. The skills variation doesn't have much to do with the credentials hanging on the wall, it extends to all surgeons whether they practice in an academic medical center or a community hospital. And the differences are not subtle....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....
Leah Binder's Statement Regarding Journal Of Hospital Medicine Report (January 15, 2014)
What People Are SayingThe 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....Leapfrog Group Says Hospitals Make Little Progress on Preventing Errors, Injuries
The Leapfrog Group has released its fourth round of safety scores, showing that most hospitals made scant progress in addressing preventable medical errors and injuries since the organization issued its last update in May.
The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest score. Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder calls that a "troubling trend."NJ Ranks 9th in Hospital Safety Report
The latest national hospital safety report card measuring how well patients are protected from mistakes, infections and inuries was released today, and New jersey ranked ninth with 40 percent of its facilities earning an "A," according to The Leapfrog Group.16 Dallas-area hospitals Slip, 9 Rise in Group's Safety Ratings
Sixteen of 41 Dallas-area hospitals slipped in safety ratings issued Wednesday by the nation's largest self-insured employers.
South Florida medical centers emerged from the latest round of hospital safety ratings with another strong performance overall.Group Ranks Maine Hospitals Safest in Nation
South Florida medical centers emerged from the latest round of hospital safety ratings with another strong performance overall.
How Safe is Your Hospital? See Oregon's Best and Worst
Seven Oregon hospitals, including four belonging to Providence Health & Services, were given"A" safety scores from a patient safety organization that compiles and annual list of nationwide rankings.Leapfrog's New Safety Grades Give More Than 800 Hospitals an 'A'
The Leapfrog Group recently released its fourth round of Hospital Safety Scores, and only 3.5% of hospitals significantly improved their grades since the third round was released in May.Houston Hospitals Slip in Safety Score Ratings
The Leapfrog Group recently released its fourth round of Hospital Safety Scores, and only 3.5% of hospitals significantly improved their grades since the third round was released in May.