The Leapfrog Group added

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a new mea­sure to as­sign hos­pi­tals pa­tientsafety grades that as­sesses how well they pre­vent and iden­tify med­i­ca­tion er­rors. The bar code med­i­ca­tion ad­min­is­tra­tion mea­sure was added to the fall 2018 edi­tion of the Leapfrog Group’s Hos­pi­tal Safety Grade re­port, which was re­leased late last week. The mea­sure eval­u­ates how well a hos­pi­tal per­forms on a sys­tem in which med­i­ca­tions are given spe­cific bar codes. Be­fore pa­tients are ad­min­is­tered drugs, nurses are ex­pected to en­sure the bar code on the med­i­ca­tion matches the bar code on the pa­tient’s wrist­band. Leapfrog added the mea­sure be­cause med­i­ca­tion er­rors are fre­quent and the CMS doesn’t now mon­i­tor it, ac­cord­ing to Leapfrog CEO Leah Bin­der.

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