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Leapfrog sees hospital safety gains as too slow
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals showed improvement in safety grades produced by the Leapfrog Group, but officials for the employer-backed organization say the uptick in grades should be better. Of 2,618 hospitals assigned a grade by Leapfrog, 790 received an “A,” 678 received a “B,” 1,004 received a “C,” 121 received a “D,” and 25 received an “F,” according to a news release on the grades, called Hospital Safety Scores. About 58% of hospitals received the same grade given the first time the list was released, in June. About 23% raised their grade and 19% of hospitals saw their grades fall.