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

8. California

Hospitals with A grade: 41%
Number of hospitals with A grade: 97
Life expectancy at birth: 80.37 years
Cancer death rate per 100,000: 166.9

Leapfrog reviewed 238 California hospitals — more than any other state in the country. The hospitals measured averaged 0.44 trauma and falls per 1,000 patients, which is lower than the national average of 0.57. One of the state’s Orange County hospitals, St. Joseph, has a rate of death of just 67.5 for every 1,000 serious treatable complications stemming from surgery. This makes St. Joseph one of the best in the country in this measure. Also, the state has 66 separate hospitals that recorded no serious falls or trauma during hospital stays.

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