2015 Report Series

In partnership with Castlight Health, The Leapfrog Group released a series of reports on hospital performance on results of the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, each examining a selection of key quality and safety measures at hospitals nationwide.  

 

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Castlight Report Infections
 

Health Care-Associated Infections

People expect a hospital to make them healthier. Unfortunately, some patients acquire an infection in the hospital that leaves them sicker than when they arrived. Every day, one out of 25 patients in U.S. hospitals contracts a health care-associated infection. These patients may experience longer hospital stays, significant discomfort, and even death.... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report Medication Safety
 

Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals

When it comes to medication errors, one decimal point could mean the difference between life and death. Entering in a wrong dose could result in a patient receiving ten times the recommended amount of a drug. Equally dangerous, an unrecorded medication allergy could result in a deadly drug reaction... READ MORE >

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Maternity Care

Giving birth marks one of life’s most important milestones for many women and families. For privately insured women ages 19-44, maternity care accounts for the majority of all hospitalizations. Despite the significance of this area of care, there is substantial evidence that U.S. hospitals overuse medical... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report Never Events
 

Never Events

Some mistakes in the hospital are so egregious that they are referred to as “Never Events.” These errors include surgery performed on the wrong part of the body or the wrong patient, objects left inside a patient after surgery, deaths from medication errors, and death or serious injury from a fall... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report ICU Physician Staffing
 

ICU Physician Staffing

The sickest patients in hospitals are often cared for in intensive care units (ICUs). These units deliver specialized medical care such as mechanical ventilation and invasive cardiac monitoring. Research has shown that when ICU patients are cared for by physicians who are specially trained... READ MORE >

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