How safe is your hospital?: Safety grades for 54 Massachusetts hospitals

Regarded as one of the top hospital safety measures in the country, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a bi-annual report, dives into hospitals and patient safety. It’s an endeavor to provide people with enough information to make an informed decision on what hospital to choose.

Leapfrog says “approximately 440,000” deaths happen annually from hospital injuries and that people run a 1-in-25 chance of getting a new infection from a hospital stay.

The grades are based on 28 factors, including responsiveness of staff, doctor procedures and outcome measures.

Massachusetts hospitals, in general, score well, but there are a handful of locations that scored below an “A” or a “B.”

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