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Johns Hopkins to aid The Leapfrog Group in grading the safety and quality of US hospitals
Date:12/12/2012

ICU patients in their loved ones' care.

The joint initiative builds upon prior collaborations between the two patient safety-focused groups. Pronovost, the Armstrong Institute's director, is the longtime chair of Leapfrog's ICU Physician Staffing expert panel a key measure in assessing if hospitals are using specially trained physicians in caring for the sickest patients.

The Leapfrog Group is best known for their annual survey, which, for the past 11 years, has publicly reported national hospital quality and safety data for health care consumers and purchasers. Their Hospital Safety Score, a more recent initiative that awards hospitals a letter grade based on their overall performance on publicly reported data, provides a standardized method to evaluate patient safety across hospitals, including facilities that opt out of the survey.

"The Armstrong Institute has demonstrated that they are experts in applying research to practice," says Leah Binder, M.B.A., president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We look forward to bringing this expertise to the work of The Leapfrog Group."


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