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

5. Tennessee

Hospitals with A grade: 48%
Number of hospitals with A grade: 31
Life expectancy at birth: 76.2 years
Cancer death rate per 100,000: 206

With higher rates of cancer death and infant mortality than any other state on this list, as well a lower life expectancy, Tennessee needs hospitals that are both good and safe. Fortunately, 48% of the state’s hospitals receive A grades from Leapfrog, while only about 33% of hospitals receive C grades. For all of Leapfrog’s safe practice measures, Tennessee’s hospitals receive above-average score. One hospital performing especially well is Vanderbilt University Hospital, which received high scores for its surgery-related antibiotic regimens, as well as for its handling of urinary catheters and prevention of blood clots following surgery.
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