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

6. Virginia

Hospitals with A grade: 44%
Number of hospitals with A grade: 24
Life expectancy at birth: 78.53 years
Cancer death rate per 100,000: 188.6

Virginia hospitals have lower rates of accidental cuts or tears from medical treatment than the U.S. average. Virginia hospitals are also better at preventing death from serious treatable complications after surgery, with a rate that is substantially lower than the national average. Hospitals in Virginia have low averages of foreign object retention after surgery and pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores.
(AP Photo)

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