The Leapfrog Group, an employer coalition advocating increased health care quality and safety, joined many other organizations in applauding the Obama administration's new $1 billion Partnership for Patients safety program (see story).

"We agree with the administration on the need for a common national yardstick for measuring patient safety, and on the need for educating and engaging consumers so they can protect themselves and their families," Leapfrog said in a statement.

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