Safety scores released for Florida hospitals
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Posted by: DCMS
The Hospital Safety Score has releases its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores for hospitals across the country. In Florida, 41 hospitals received a score of A. Some hospitals received C's and D's, but not received a score of F. 168 Florida hospitals were graded.
Hospital Safety Score overall ranked Florida as 34th in the country with 24.4% of hospitals graded receiving an A.
According to its website, Hospital Safety Scores are assigned to more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation twice annually. The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.
You can check how your local hospital ranked by clicking here.
Also according to the website, The Hospital Safety Score is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.
You can read a lot more about the ratings in this article by Health News Florida.