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Which states have the most Leapfrog ‘A’ hospitals?

 
 

Out of all the hospitals The Leapfrog Group evaluated for its Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Scores website, Maine had the highest percentage of hospitals that earned a score of “A.”

Leapfrog assigned letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals. In addition to new grades for participating hospitals, Leapfrog also released new updates to help patients track hospital safety consistency.

Listed below are the top 10 states, based on the percentage of “A” hospitals each state has compared to the total number of hospitals Leapfrog graded in each state.

1. Maine — 61.1 percent

2. Massachusetts — 51. 6 percent

3. Virginia — 48.4 percent

4. Florida — 46.7 percent

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5. New Jersey — 43.9 percent

6. Illinois — 43.1 percent

7. California — 42.7 percent

8. Wisconsin — 40 percent

9. North Carolina — 39 percent

10. Colorado — 36.6 percent

For reference, the median is 27 percent and the average is 26.1 percent.

Find more information on the spring 2015 patient safety scores here.