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Alabama drops 2 spots in hospital safety rankings

Added 12-01-21 10:23:01am EST - “Alabama ranks 39th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, dropping from 37th in the organization's spring report.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Alabama drops 2 spots in hospital safety rankings”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alabama ranks 39th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade , dropping from 37th in the organization’s spring report.

Leapfrog, a nonprofit watchdog, impanels a nationwide group of safety experts twice a year and measures hospitals on safety measures ranging from falls to infections. The ratings this year include postoperative blood infections, kidney injuries and sepsis, which the organization said is responsible for 160,000 postoperative deaths each year.

Thirteen of the 68 Alabama hospitals, or 19.4%, received A grades. According to the report, 20.4% of the state’s hospitals received A grades in the spring. No hospitals received an F grade and only five received a D grade.

Nationwide, 32% of hospitals an earned an A grade, 26% received a B, 35% received a C and 7% received a D, according to Leapfrog. Less than 1% received an F grade.

Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Idaho and Colorado had the highest percentages A grades. Fewer than 1% of hospitals in the U.S. received an F grade with 32% receiving A grades, according to the report. Delaware, the District of Columbia and North Dakota tied for last place.

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