Just like good doctors, great hospitals invest in their patients. Positive outcomes depend on carefully-coordinated care, communication, and policies designed to protect patients from harm. Not all hospitals are alike. Choosing the right hospital can be even more important than picking the right doctor.
Which hospital would you choose?
30% C-section rate
8% mortality rate on a risky surgery
“C” Hospital Safety Score
11% C-section rate
1% mortality rate on a risky surgery
“A” Hospital Safety Score
14% C-section rate
3% mortality rate on a risky surgery
“B” Hospital Safety Score
Making the choice on quality
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals on standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. Every year, Leapfrog collects and reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions.
Using the Survey results, you can find out if your hospital has a high C-section rate, if there are enough qualified nurses, if it waives costs associated with Never Events, and much more.
Over 1,700 hospitals completed a 2015 Hospital Survey.
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Making the choice on safety.
We created the Hospital Safety Score so you can see how well your hospital protects its patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Using the simple letter grade system, you can find out:
- How well does my hospital prevent infections and encourage handwashing?
- Does my hospital value patient safety by supporting strong health care teams?
- Are there policies in place for preventing errors?
Over 2,500 hospitals are issued a score twice per year.
Resources and Tools
Choosing the best hospital is just the first step. We know patients are also concerned about the cost of specific procedures, picking the best physician or surgeon, and deciding what kinds of tests and treatments are right for them. Luckily, there are many organizations that help you make those choices too.
Imagine if you didn’t have access to this information. Until recently, people lacked the tools they needed to make these important decisions. We believe that patients and purchasers have a right to transparent information on hospital care—good and bad. If your hospital does not report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, ask them why not.