Duke Hospitals Retain ‘A’ Grades on Latest Leapfrog Safety Assessment
DURHAM, N.C. - For ten consecutive grading periods, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital received top scores for patient safety and commitment to providing quality care from The Leapfrog Group.
The “A” scores for Leapfrog’s spring 2023 survey are part of the group’s Hospital Safety Grades Assessment, issued to hospitals every six months.
Duke Health’s three hospitals were among nearly 30,000 hospitals surveyed nationally. Only 29% of hospitals nationwide achieved "A" hospital safety grade for the spring 2023. In North Carolina, Duke University Health System hospitals were among 37 hospitals to achieve the grade.
“Our consistent ‘A’ grades from Leapfrog, even during the pandemic, demonstrate our deep commitment to exceptional care at all three Duke Health hospitals,” said Thomas Owens, M.D., executive vice president and chief operating officer of Duke University Health System. “We especially appreciate the hard work and dedication of our team members to provide excellent patient safety and exemplary care.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit organization led by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts. Twice each year, it collects and analyzes data based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. This is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.
Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at http://www.leapfroggroup.org/