Leapfrog: California Ranks 11th in U.S. for Hospital Patient Safety
On Wednesday, the Leapfrog Group released a report card that ranked California 11th in the U.S. for the number of hospitals receiving an "A" grade for patient safety, the Los Angeles Times reports (Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 5/8).
Report Card Details
Leapfrog scored more than 2,500 general hospitals across the U.S. using hospital safety data on:
- Medication errors; and
- Other problems that could cause patient harm or death (Leapfrog release, 5/8).
Leapfrog gave 780 hospitals across the U.S. an "A" grade.
It also gave:
- 638 hospitals a "B" grade;
- 932 hospitals a "C" grade;
- 148 hospitals a "D" grade; and
- 16 hospitals an "F" grade (Los Angeles Times, 5/8).
In California, 86 hospitals received an "A" grade.
Leapfrog also gave:
- 56Â state hospitals a "B" grade;
- 76Â state hospitals a "C" grade;
- 21Â state hospitals a "D" grade; and
- Four state hospitals an "F" grade (Leapfrog report card, 5/8).