National quality initiatives may fall short at local level

August 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2008, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p53
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The article discusses a study on the impact of the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of major employers formed in 2000 to reduce preventable medical mistakes. The study, led by Dennis Scalon of Penn State, showed that actual success of the national initiatives for the improvement of patient safety and quality of care at the local level depends on individual hospitals and their characteristics and intricate parts of the goals. The study found that many hospital leaders credited Leapfrog with a focus on patient safety in their strategic and budget planning.


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