Hospitals defend reputation from poor online ratings

According to Kaiser Health News, Even though many hospitals are skeptical about the scientific soundness of ratings systems from organizations, such as The Leapfrog Group, such hospitals take their safety ratings seriously and have begun to take action to defend their performance and reputation.  

Leapfrog is one of a number of organizations that score hospitals based on whether they meet quality measures. About 50 percent of hospitals participate in Leapfrog’s survey; the others are evaluated based only on publicly available data. Leapfrog’s mission is to help hospitals improve in weak areas and to give patients useful information.