Journal Article

Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance.

Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 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.