According to the Leapfrog Group, a recently completed analysis of hospital safety scores revealed 33,439 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals performed at an “A” grade level. Selecting the right hospital could reduce your risk of avoidable death by 50%.
“’It is time for every hospital in America to put patient safety at the top of their priority list, because tens of thousands of lives are stake,’ said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. ‘The Hospital Safety Score alerts consumers to the dangers, but as this analysis shows, even A hospitals are not perfectly safe.’”
While some do not participate in the survey, many local hospitals have been graded– check out this informative tool to see how your hospital compares.
Access the full safety score sheet here.