Significant safety gaps exist between top and bottom performing hospitals

A recent Healthgrades study found that there were wide, highly significant gaps in patient safety incidents and overall performance between the top 15% of ranked hospitals and the bottom ranked hospitals. Specifically, the study found that the top-ranked hospitals significantly outperformed the bottom-ranked hospitals in every incident category. As a group, the top-ranked hospitals had an overall patient safety performance equaling a 40.77% lower risk of occurrence of experiencing an incident compared to the bottom 15%.

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