The Hospital Safety Score grades hospitals on how safe they are for patients. Each A, B, C, D, or F score assigned to a hospital comes from expert analysis of infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors that frequently cause harm or death during a hospital stay. The score is calculated using publicly available data from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey (where applicable), and secondary data sources. The Hospital Safety Score methodology has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
Some hospitals were not able to receive a Hospital Safety Score due to a lack of publicly available data. These include hospitals in the state of Maryland, Critical Access Hospitals, specialty hospitals such as children’s and cancer hospitals, and other hospitals for which there was insufficient available data. Hospitals not receiving a score are designated with the NS (Not Scored) icon.
For more information, please visit www.HospitalSafetyScore.org.