December 21, 2012 8:00 — 0 Comments

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute to Help The Leapfrog Group Grade Safety, Quality of U.S. Hospitals

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has been selected to provide scientific guidance to The Leapfrog Group — a national nonprofit known for publishing report cards detailing how hospitals perform in key quality and safety measures. The Johns Hopkins experts will apply their knowledge and research of health-care performance measures to guide the methodology behind the two primary mechanisms Leapfrog uses to assess hospitals: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Hospital Safety Score.

“Patients should have access to the most accurate and current data on hospital safety and quality when making important decisions on where they and their loved ones should receive care,” says Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, senior vice president of quality and safety at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “This collaboration highlights The Leapfrog Group’s commitment to bringing the best information available to health care consumers.” For more information, click here to read the full release.

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