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What is Leapfrog Group?
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization. Leapfrog asks hospitals to openly share information, including their performance on maternity care, nursing, and steps they follow to keep patients safe. By reporting hospital performance, Leapfrog helps empower patients and families to make informed decisions and to protect themselves from medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Why is it important?
Because of groups like Leapfrog, patients now have access to the critical hospital information they need to help them choose the best care for themselves and their families. Through public reporting, Leapfrog drives improvements in health care and helps makes hospitals safer.
What can you do as a patient?
Stay informed using reliable internet sites that provide information based on facts or evidence such as leapfroggroup.org to help you make choices about the hospital and doctor that best fits your health care needs.