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Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance.

Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, et al. Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance. J Hosp Med. 2014;9(2):111-5. doi:10.1002/jhm.2139.

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February 12, 2014
Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, et al. J Hosp Med. 2014;9:111-5.

According to this study, hospitals that opted out of Leapfrog's patient safety survey would have received a better grade if they were scored by the same methodology as participating hospitals. This finding reveals limitations in Leapfrog's approach for accurately reporting hospital performances.

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Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, et al. Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance. J Hosp Med. 2014;9(2):111-5. doi:10.1002/jhm.2139.