A new list has been released by The Leapfrog Group rating 2,652 hospitals in the country based on patient safety. The Leapfrog Group, an organization run by purchasers and employers of health benefits, graded the hospitals from “A” being the safest to “F” meaning the least safe. According to the Leapfrog Group, hospital errors result in about 400 patient deaths each day. Hospital errors can include mistakes with medication, accidents causing patient injuries, and infections. Medical malpractice lawyers
The new scores will help patients and their families by giving them important safety information about a hospital before making a decision to receive treatment there. Of the hospitals graded in the report, 729 received an “A” grade while 679 hospitals received a “B” grade. Additionally, 1,243 of the hospitals were rated as a “C” or below. The report and additional patient safety tips are available free of charge to the public.
The Hospital Safety Score report includes data on all types of hospitals across the country, including facilities known for excellent programs for surgical and medical care, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and top-notch physicians. However, patient safety continues to be an industry issue with more than 180,000 U.S. patients dying from infections, accidents and errors that occur in hospital each year.
The Leapfrog Group hopes that the report will remind all medical professionals that safety among patients should always be a priority, and help families to understand how they can help to protect the safety of a loved one while they are hospitalized as well.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving medical malpractice resulting from hospital errors, including medication mistakes, accidents and infections. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts are dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of a hospital mistake or any other negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
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