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24/7 Wall St.: The States with the Safest Hospitals

1. Massachusetts

Hospitals with A grade: 76%
Number of hospitals with A grade: 47
Life expectancy at birth: 80.1 years
Cancer death rate per 100,000: 186.6

Massachusetts has one of the healthiest populations in the country. Average life expectancy from birth in the state is 80.1 years, the sixth-highest in the country. The state also has one of the best — and most expensive — medical systems in the country. The state’s university system produces some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. More than three-quarters of the state’s hospitals in Leapfrog’s survey received A grades. Just 20 of the of the state’s 62 reporting hospitals failed to record spotless records for pressure ulcers, and two-thirds had a better-than-average percentage of patients receiving the correct type of antibiotics.
(AP Photo)

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