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Majority of U.S. Hospitals Not Meeting Surgical Safety Standards

July 18, 2019

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national healthcare watchdog organization, today released Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group’s Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals. The report analyzes eight high-risk procedures to determine which hospitals and surgeons perform enough of them to minimize the risk of patient harm or death, and whether hospitals actively monitor to assure that each surgery is necessary.

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CVS Health Announces Aggressive New Plans to Combat the Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

June 28, 2019

Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health recently announced that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education delivered in classrooms, by clinicians and in communities across the U.S.

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New Report from The Leapfrog Group Examines Hospital Policies on Never Events

June 27, 2019

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on healthcare safety and quality, today released its 2019 Never Events Report, and found that one in four participating hospitals do not meet The Leapfrog Group’s standard for handling of serious reportable events that should never happen to a patient, known as “Never Events.”   

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New Report Finds Risk of Death Nearly Doubles for Patients Using Hospitals Graded As “D” or “F”

June 3, 2019

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing the nation’s largest and most influential employers and purchasers of health care, released the new spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

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[WHITE PAPER] Generational Analysis: Insights about your workforce to help advance your success

April 3, 2019

Consider your workforce. Which generations does it reflect? How might that change in the coming years? An analysis of your generational mix may yield valuable, even surprising, insights to your employees’ health care needs and utilization patterns.

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