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Capitol Health Call
August 6, 2003

Medical Error Bill

JAMA. 2003;290(5):590. doi:10.1001/jama.290.5.590-a

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved a bill aimed at preventing medical errors, but the bill was expected to face an uphill battle on the Senate floor.

Democrats said they want to ensure that the public will be able to access data collected under the bill's provisions.

That concern was raised by the House bill, which passed in March. That bill authorizes $25 million annually in grants to health care providers for projects to track and improve safety.

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