Leapfrog Group Launches Tool to Calculate Cost of Medical Errors

The Leapfrog Group unveiled a tool that gives employers the ability to calculate how much money they spend annually on costs due to medical errors. The cost of each error is estimated using formulas from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Accompanying the Hidden Surcharge Calculator are several additional tools, including: • A new white paper: The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors • Press release: The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors
http://www.leapfroggroup.org/HiddenSurchargeCalculator