Top 10 U.S. States With the Safest Hospitals

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Top 10 U.S. States With the Safest Hospitals

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#5: Tennessee

  • Hospitals with A grade: 48%
  • Number of hospitals with A grade: 31
  • Life expectancy at birth: 76.2 years
  • Cancer death rate per 100,000: 206

With higher rates of cancer death and infant mortality than any other state on this list, as well a lower life expectancy, Tennessee needs hospitals that are both good and safe. Fortunately, 48% of the state’s hospitals receive A grades from Leapfrog, while only about 33% of hospitals receive C grades. For all of Leapfrog’s safe practice measures, Tennessee’s hospitals receive above-average score. One hospital performing especially well is Vanderbilt University Hospital, which received high scores for its surgery-related antibiotic regimens, as well as for its handling of urinary catheters and prevention of blood clots following surgery.


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