Fifteen New Mexico Hospitals To Receive New Leapfrog Safety Grades

SSG News:
When you check into the hospital, are you aware of whether the doctors wash their hands? Do you consider the potential risk for infection and what your hospital’s success rate has been in preventing these?
Chances are no, but having access to this information could be the difference between life and death. In fact, more than 440,000 people die each year from preventable errors, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Fifteen New Mexico hospitals will receive new Hospital Safety Scores Oct. 31, from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2017 grade. The Leapfrog Safety Grade assigns “A” through “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide, revealing how well local and regional hospitals protect patients from accidents, injuries and infections – crucial information for all consumers.
Highlights include:
  • Of the 2,632 hospitals graded in a recent launch, 832 earned an “A,” 662 a “B,” 964 a “C,” 159 a “D” and 15 an “F”
  • Five of the 15 New Mexico hospitals graded earned an “A”, two a “B,” five a C,” three a “D” and 0 an “F”
  • Overall, New Mexico ranks 20 in the U.S.
  • Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Idaho showed the most improvement over time, with Oregon jumping from 48th in Spring 2012 to eighth this round, Rhode Island from 50th to first, Hawaii from 36th to third, Wisconsin from 44th to sixth and Idaho from 19th to fourth.

Watch for the results of the 15 New Mexico hospitals that will receive new Hospital Safety Scores Oct. 31.

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