Duke Health hospitals receive top safety grade for fifth consecutive year

Author Samiha Khanna Sub-Title The Leapfrog Group assessed all three Duke hospitals for adherence to safety measures Overview For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that comprises employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Content Blocks ContentThe “A” scores are part of the group’s Hospital Safety Grade -- a letter grade issued to hospitals every six months. The three hospitals in the Duke University Health System have all earned and maintained the highest score since fall 2012. Section Features Text Content Header What the hospital safety score means ContentThe Leapfrog Group ’s Hospital Safety Score grades hospitals on a scale of “A” to “F” based on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and is desi gned to inform patients about facilities when faced with hospitalization.To produce a single score representing a hospital ’s safety performance, The Leapfrog Group’s rating system uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, including data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
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