The Leapfrog group has released its Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade and Arkansas is ranked 42nd in the nation when it comes to patient safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is put out by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system according to their website.
The Hospital Safety Grade is released in the Spring and Fall.
The report is the only one in the nation that focuses entirely on patient safety.
According to the report, Arkansas had 13.7% of the hospitals in the state receiving an A for Fall of 2019 up from 6.9% in the Spring of this year which was 45th in the nation.
The number one state for patient safety in the Fall 2019 report was Maine with 58.8% of their hospitals receiving a Grade of A for patient safety.