Interesting article in Healthcare Finance on the rise in importance of hospital safety rankings, and how denial within facility and to the public leads to the growth of an unhealthy culture and harmful public mistrust. Consumers are paying far closer attention to public hospital grades – such as the recently released Spring 2016 Leapfrog Patient Safety Grades – because they are shouldering increasingly larger portions of their healthcare costs, and are far more scrutinizing in where they spend those dollars, writes the author, and denial is the last thing a poorly marked hospital should do.
Accountability, Transparency is Key to Hospitals Surviving Effects of Failing Patient Safety Grades
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