Majority of Avoidable Patient Deaths Occur in Hospitals With ‘C’ Grade or Below: Leapfrog

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By Tina Reed

Patients treated at hospitals that earned “D” or “F” grades when it comes to patient safety face a 92% higher risk of death from avoidable medical errors than at hospitals with an “A” grade, according to a new report from The Leapfrog Group.

In Leapfrog’s Annual Hospital Safety Grades, about 32% of the 2,600 hospitals evaluated received an “A” grade for safety, 26% earned a “B” grade and 36% earned a “C” grade.

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