The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of large employers working to improve care quality, has updated and expanded its Hospital Safety Score website that enables consumers to check the safety grades of their local hospitals. About 31 percent of graded hospitals got an A.
The website has A, B, C, D, or F grades for 2,523 general acute care hospitals. While there are about 3,200 such qualified hospitals, many of them are small and dont have enough patients to meet minimum reporting requirements, says Missy Danforth, senior director of hospital ratings at Leapfrog.
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