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The Leapfrog Group Releases its 2019 Report on Medication Safety

The Leapfrog Group released its 2019 report on Medication Safety. The report is based on results of the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, with data submitted by over 2000 U.S. hospitals. The report, issued today, analyzes how well responding hospitals perform in deploying two life-saving technologies: Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems and Bar Code Medication Administration systems. Both reduce medication errors, the most common error made in hospitals. The report is the first in a four-part series that will summarize findings across the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Future reports will highlight hospital trends in maternity care, never events and surgical volumes.

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