National Survey Shows NJ Has Made Big Improvements in Health Care

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A national survey shows New Jersey has made big improvements in the realm of health care.

The Hospital Report Card, which was released on Wednesday, April 12th, showed that hospitals in the Garden State have improved the quality of care over the last year. The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Report Card ranks New Jersey as 15th best in the nation for protecting patients from harm.

That's up from 22nd just a year ago.

According to to the nonprofit health care watchdog organization, 27 of the state's 68 hospitals evaluated earned an "A" rating while 20 earned a "B." No hospitals were given a failing grade. The grade is based on 30 measures, which include such things as infection rates, wound care, adequate nurse and physician staffing, and patient surveys.

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