U-M earns another “A” for patient safety

April 26, 2016  //  FOUND IN: News

The straight A's continue for patient safety at the University of Michigan Health System.

For the eighth consecutive time, this week’s Leapfrog Group national report card gave UMHS’ patient care an “A,”placing the Health System among the best nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Some areas in which we scored particularly well include practices to prevent errors such as working together, communicating about medicines and practicing hand hygiene, while the Health System still has room to improve in infections and staff training to improve safety.

The Leapfrog Group issued the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score to give patients a quick way to understand how well health care institutions are doing on a broad range of safety measures.

UMHS was one of just six southeast Michigan hospitals to receive a top grade.

Data comes from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and secondary data services.

To see more of the wide range of other data on the quality and safety of care at UMHS, visit the Quality & Safety website.

Website: https://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201604/u-m-earns-another-%E2%80%98%E2%80%99-patient-safety