In the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2013 update of its Hospital Safety Score, 780 out of 2,514 analyzed hospitals get an “A” grade for their efforts to protect patients from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

Joining the top graders representing 31 percent of the hospitals are 638 with a B, 932 with a C, 148 with a D and 16 that flunked. About 74 percent of hospitals maintained the grade they last received in November 2012, with nearly 2 percent showing dramatic change by moving at least two grade levels up or down. The type of hospitals getting an A grade varied, with no class (academic, public, community, rural, etc.) dominating, according to Leapfrog.

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