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AHA: Leapfrog ‘Manipulated’ Data Related to Safety Scores
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Patients should not use The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, which gives hospitals an A to F letter grade based on their likelihood of causing harm, because it’s inaccurate, the American Hospital Association said this week. The scoring applies a 26-measure questionnaire that is biased, uses unreliable measures, applies variable weights to the same measures for different groups of hospitals, and contains significant errors, AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said in a five-page letter to Leah Binder, Leapfrog President and CEO.

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