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Leapfrog Updates Hospital Safety Scores

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The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Scores reflect the risk that a patient will suffer a preventable medical error, an injury, an accident, or an infection while hospitalized. The D and F grades, given Wednesday for the first time, "represent the most hazardous environments for patients in need of care," Leah Binder, Leapfrog Group's CEO, explained in a news conference Tuesday.

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