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Now This Is A Really Sobering Statistic. - I Hope We Are A Bit Better!

April 20th, 2017 by davidmore
This appeared last week:Medical mistakes still kill 1,000 patients a day, Leapfrog saysThough new safety grades show problems persist, hundreds of hospitals are excelling at prevention based on the latest Hospital Safety GradeBy Bernie MonegainApril 12, 2017 02:21 PMThe Leapfrog Group on Wednesday released its Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade, highlighting hundreds of hospitals that are leading in preventing deadly medical errors at their facilities.The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the first and only national healthcare rating focused on errors, accidents and infections, assigns A through F letter grades to general acute-care hospitals.Leapfrog rated 2,639 hospitals, and 823 hospitals earned an A, 706 earned a B, 933 earned a C, and 167 earned a D.Unfortunately, 10 hospitals received an F grade.The five states with the highest percentage of A hospitals in this rating are Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin and Idaho.Maine is the only state to sustain its ranking as one of the top...

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