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Medical News & Perspectives
January 7, 1998

‘Bill of Rights' for Patients Sent to Clinton

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JAMA. 1998;279(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jama.279.1.7-JMN0107-2-1

THE PRESIDENT'S Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry has completed the first part of its work—a patients' "bill of rights"—and sent it to the White House. To the obvious disappointment of some, a single commissioner dissented from the final document on the grounds that some of the recommendations would impose intolerable health care costs on small businesses. The commission had aimed at presenting a unanimous report.

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