Aetna to cite Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 5, 2013

Aetna will include The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Scores in its DocFind online hospital directory to help patients make better decisions about their care.

"The Hospital Safety Score is designed to help people stay safe when admitted to the hospital, and foster clinical and quality improvement," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, in a press statement.

Aetna members and DocFind visitors will be able to check specific hospital safety scores later this summer by clicking a link on the hospital's page on the site, say Aetna officials. They will see the letter grade for their hospital of choice, as well as the grades of other hospitals in the same geographic area.