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Leapfrog Report Finds One in Five U.S. Hospitals Fail to Adopt Crucial “Never Events” Policies

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According to a new report released by Leapfrog, one in five hospitals still fail to adopt a Never Events policy and otherwise do not meet Leapfrog’s standard for Never Events Management.  Never Events include objects left inside patients after surgery, deaths from medication errors, deaths or serious injuries from falls, and surgeries performed on the wrong parts of patients’ bodies.

This report is the fourth in a series of five that examines key quality and safety measures at hospitals nationwide. The series draws on data from the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey of 1,750 U.S. hospitals, representing 60% of the inpatient beds nationwide.

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