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Hawaii hospital care among worst in U.S.

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 7:36 a.m. HST, May 6, 2014

Hawaii ranks among the bottom 10 states in the U.S. for patient safety according to a new study.

The CareChex study, rating the quality of U.S. hospital care, reviewed care in each state according to 12 patient safety indicators.

The indicators represent preventable patient safety events including post-operative hip fracture, post-operative hemorrhage and post-operative respiratory failure.

The highest-ranked state offering the best patient care and safety, is Delaware, while the worst-ranked on the list is the District of Columbia.

Out of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia (no. 51), Hawaii ranks 42nd.

CareChex is a division of South Carolina-based Comparion Medical Analytics, a healthcare information services company.


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