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Scoring Methodology Changes to Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Announced

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The Leapfrog Group published changes to the scoring methodology for the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that will take effect for the fall 2018 grades which will be published on November 8, 2018.

The methodology changes include the following affecting 2 of the 28 measures in the Hospital Safety Grade:

  1. Changes to the scoring for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  2. Addition of a measure on Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA)

These changes were initially published in April 2018 then underwent public comment. Minor refinements were made prior to this final announcement. All methodological changes are made in consultation with The Leapfrog Group’s team of researchers, including researchers at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as the Hospital Safety Grade National Expert Panel.

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