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Medical News & Perspectives
February 3, 1999

Renewed Efforts to Improve the Quality of Health Care

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JAMA. 1999;281(5):404. doi:10.1001/jama.281.5.404-JMN0203-2-1

Health care quality could emerge as a major issue in 1999.

In the public sector, many expect the federal government to pass some form of patient protection legislation. On the private side, a national forum designated to develop and implement strategies for making available information on quality should be up and running within the year. In addition, a joint effort between the public and private domains will offer clinical practice guidelines on an Internet Web site.

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