Leapfrog posts confidential updated safety scores for all hospitals
November 13, 2012
The Leapfrog Group late yesterday posted for hospitals' review updated raw safety scores to its confidential website. These scores have been updated to reflect corrections to the preview data received by Oct. 28. Because changes were made to some hospitals' data, the means and standard deviations have changed slightly. The standard measure weights also may have changed. Thus, almost every hospital's raw safety score may be different from what was originally posted in October. Hospitals are urged to review their updated scores at www.leapfroggroup.org/data-validation/hospital_data_review using the username and passwords they received in October. For assistance, contact the Safety Score Help Desk at https://leapfrogscore.zendesk.com/. The scores will be translated into a letter grade and made public in the next few weeks.