By Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | For lehighvalleylive.com
Leapfrog, a non-profit watchdog group, uses more than two dozen hospital security data measurements to create biannual hospital safety scores. Last Tuesday, it released its latest results.
Leapfrog says that the goal is to protect patients from preventable damage and medical errors when visiting a specific hospital. While the group has been conducting safety rankings since 2001, leapfrog hospital degrees just released for spring 2018 have started, according to Leapfrog.
Of the nearly 2,500 clinics evaluated at the start, 30 percent received an A grade; 28 percent received a B grade; 35 percent a C grade; 6 percent a D-grade; and less than 1 percent an F-grade.
Among the data from 118 Pennsylvania hospitals, 37 nationwide hospitals received an A grade; 34 received a B grade; 42 hospitals received a C grade; five hospitals received a D grade; and none received an F-grade.
Among the data from 65 New Jersey hospitals, 22 nationwide hospitals received an A grade; 24 hospitals received a B grade; 18 hospitals received a C grade; no hospitals received a D grade; and a hospital received a grade F.