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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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#4: Illinois

  • Hospitals with A grade: 48%
  • Number of hospitals with A grade: 51
  • Life expectancy at birth: 78.76 years
  • Cancer death rate per 100,000: 191.3

Leapfrog surveyed 106 Illinois hospitals. While nearly half received an A grade, the reviewed state hospitals actually performed worse than the national average on many of the key safety metrics, including the frequency of central-line associated bloodstream infections. However, in many other measures Illinois hospitals performed well, including having a low average of the number of deaths from treatable medical complications after surgery. However, many of the state’s 51 hospitals that received an A, scored much better than the national average in preventable deaths and ulcers.

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