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Measures of preventing hospital injuries (Leapfrog Group)

The descriptions for this measure come from source: www.leapfroggroup.org.

Patients should choose a hospital that has a small number of patients that are injured during their hospital stay. Possible injuries include falls, fractures, and burns. Injuries which occur during a hospitalization are often preventable.

About this measure

The Leapfrog Group scores reduction in hospital injuries based on the rate of this complication per 1000 patient days. Scores are reported as:

1 = Willing to Report
2 = Some Progress
3 = Substantial Progress
4 = Fully Meets Standards

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Leapfrog Points)
Northwestern Memorial 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4
Performance Trend (Leapfrog Points)
  2008 2009 2010 2011
Northwestern Memorial 3 3 3 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4 4 4 4
Source:Leapfrog Group, www.leapfroggroup.org
Reduce In-Hospital Injuries
Last UpdateJanuary 12, 2012

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