Indiana ranks in the middle of the country for its hospitals’ safety grades.
About one-third of 59 Indiana acute care facilities surveyed by the LeapFrog Group received As in a report released Tuesday.
LeapFrog spokesperson Erica Mobley says the report is designed to provide patients with information on how to protect themselves when visiting a hospital.
“So, the hospital safety grade is designed to measure how well hospitals are able to protect patients from harm and error in the hospital,” says Mobley.
Johns Hopkins researchers report hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The Indiana State Department of Health won’t comment on reports from outside groups. But the state agency has a full consumer report of all the Indiana hospitals available on its website.