- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A national survey shows New Jersey hospitals have improved the quality of care over the last year.

The Leapfrog Group’s hospital report card released Wednesday ranks New Jersey as 15th best for protecting patients from harm. That’s up from 22nd a year ago.

The nonprofit health care watchdog organization says 27 of the state’s 68 hospitals evaluated earned an A and 20 earned a B. Three hospitals received D’s and none were given a failing grade.

The grade is based on 30 measures, which include infection rates, wound care, adequate nurse and physician staffing and patient surveys.

Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin and Idaho made up the Top 5.

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