Health insurer Aetna beginning in August will offer hospital patient safety information to consumers via its DocFind online directory that aids in searching for physicians and hospitals in a geographic region.

The safety information comes from the Leapfrog Group, an organization of large employers using their collective purchasing power to push for improved safety, quality and affordability. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score program regularly grades hospitals for their efforts to protect patients from infection, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

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