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Here's how Maryland hospitals fared on latest safety report card

Here's how Maryland hospitals fared on latest safety report card

Maryland hospitals were safer for patients this fall than they were six months ago, according to the latest assessment from the Leapfrog Group.

Maryland ranked 38th of all states for safety in the group’s biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, with 20 percent of Maryland hospitals receiving the highest grade of A for patient safety.

The report uses publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide. The nonprofit Leapfrog Group began issuing the assessments in 2017 in an effort to reduce preventable errors, injuries and...

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