Leapfrog: Poorer-Performing Hospitals Struggle with Infection Control

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The Leapfrog Group recently announced its spring "2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades." One of the key takeaways: Infection control is a significant challenge for hospitals receiving lower scores.

There were approximately 2,500 hospitals receiving grades in the latest version of the report. Of these, 30% earned an "A" grade, 28% a "B," 35% a "C," 6% a "D" and 1% an "F."

As a FierceHealthcare report notes, of the more than 1,000 hospitals receiving a "C" grade or worse, infection control is a "top pain point."

The report says Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder told FierceHealthcare that while each of the low-graded hospitals face their own specific challenges, some hospitals struggle consistently with meeting infection control measures outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is updated every six months — once in the fall and once in the spring.


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