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Leapfrog Group online tool helps purchasers calculate cost of hospital errors
Modern Healthcare

Slightly more than a year after the Leapfrog Group unveiled its letter grades for hospital safety, the employer-driven not-for-profit organization has introduced an online tool to help purchasers calculate the annual costs of hospital errors, accidents and infections. The hidden surcharge calculator, developed by a team of experts in patient safety, hospital finance and policy, is designed to allow employers to determine how much they pay each year in unnecessary medical-related costs.