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

9. Delaware

Hospitals with A grade: 40%
Number of hospitals with A grade: 2
Life expectancy at birth: 78.32 years
Cancer death rate per 100,000: 198.4

Out of the five Delaware hospitals reviewed by Leapfrog, two received an A. The Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and Christiana Hospital in Newark have low levels of falls and traumas. This is in contrast to other hospitals in the state where rates of patients falling are more than double the national average. All five reporting Delaware hospitals have fewer patients who suffer postsurgical wound splits than the national average.
(iStock)

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