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Published June 12, 2013, 06:05 PM

Altru receives poor safety scores, officials cite old data

On an A-F grading scale, Altru Hospital gets a D in patient safety, according to a national survey. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that focuses on health care transparency, led the survey of more than 2,500 hospitals. The hospital scored high in the number of patient falls and inpatient deaths.

On an A-F grading scale, Altru Hospital gets a D in patient safety, according to a national survey. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that focuses on health care transparency, led the survey of more than 2,500 hospitals. The hospital scored high in the number of patient falls and inpatient deaths.

It did fare better in surgery safety. Altru officials say the data, taken from 2009 to 2011, is outdated and doesn't reflect the true picture of patient safety. Kayla Strayer reports.

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