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The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded in 2000 to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. The Leapfrog Group surveys over 1300 hospitals and assesses performance focusing on four critical areas:
In addition, hospitals are measured on their progress in preventing infections and other hospital-acquired conditions and adopting policies on the handling of serious medical errors, among other things.
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey asks hospitals to report on the steps they take to improve patient care. Results of the survey for UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla can be found by following the links below.
Individual category reports can also be accessed by the links on the left.
Consumers may validate these ratings, learn more about Leapfrog's scoring methodology and compare hospital ratings on Leapfrog's website, www.leapfroggroup.org
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