AHA Criticizes Leapfrog Group's Patient Safety Scorecard

The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to The Leapfrog Group expressing concerns about the group's survey methodology for its new hospital safety scorecard, according to an AHA News Now report.

Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group gave nearly half of 2,652 general hospitals a Hospital Safety Score of "C" or below on a scale of A, B, C, D, F,  based on publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections.

AHA said The Leapfrog Group's scoring system was neither fair nor accurate, and that its survey suffered from "an unfair bias toward responding to the survey, the use of unreliable measures, significant variation in the weights applied to measures for different groups of hospitals, and significant errors in the data," according to the report.

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