Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group, in partnership with Castlight Health, released the first of a series of five reports on the results of the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The first report examines the rates of preventable infections in hospitals.
The majority (75%) of reporting hospitals failed to meet Leapfrog’s standards for central line infections and urinary tract infections. These infections are highly preventable, but they can be deadly for patients.
“The good news is that a record number of hospitals make their infection rates public, which shows commendable transparency and candor within the hospital industry. The bad news is there are still too many infections.” – Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group.