Colorado hospitals once again scored in the middle of the pack nationally on safety grades in the latest semiannual report issued by a patient-safety advocacy group.

Sixteen of the 43 health centers participating in Leapfrog Group’s study scored an “A” for their ability to limit or eliminate errors, accidents and infections, up from 14 that earned the highest mark in the report from the Leapfrog Group in late 2016.

But the number of “B” grades fell from 17 to 12, and the number of “C” grades rose from 12 to 15.

Overall, Colorado scored 21st among states for the number of top-performing hospitals it has among its total participants. Nationally, health systems have reduced hospital-acquired illnesses 21 percent since 2012, but more than 1,000 people per day still die from preventable errors, according to the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization.

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