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Top 10 U.S. States With the Safest Hospitals

And the state with the safest hospital is…

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#7: Michigan

  • Hospitals with A grade: 44%
  • Number of hospitals with A grade: 34
  • Life expectancy at birth: 77.89 years
  • Cancer death rate per 100,000: 191

Hospitals in the state of Michigan generally do a good job keeping patients safe. Cumulatively, these hospitals limited serious incidents of foreign objects left inside patients after surgery, air embolisms, pressure related ulcers, as well as falls and other traumatic injuries. Of the hospitals in the state that scored an A, 15 fully met Leapfrog’s standards for effective ICU staffing and received perfect scores in the survey for hospital leadership, mitigation of risk, quality of the nursing workforce and hand hygiene.

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