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Virginia Hospital Patient Safety Grades Released For 2017 - Source Patch

Posted on Apr 13,2017
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By Deb Belt

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - How safe are Virginia's hospitals? New grades released Wednesday by The Leapfrog Group will tell you just that. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit founded by employers and healthcare providers, ranked 70 Virginia hospitals as part of its spring 2017 safety grades.

The hospitals were given a letter grade from A through F based on several factors. Of the 70 Virginia hospitals that were graded, nearly half, 35 received an A. None received an F, and only one was graded a D. To come up with the grades, Leapfrog looks at medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections. The goal is to determine what a patient's risk of further injury or infection is if they visit a certain hospital.

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