President Bush has signed into law legislation creating a national medical
Under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, physicians
can voluntarily report medical errors to patient safety organizations. (Information
about this legislation is available at http://thomas.loc.gov by
searching under the bill number, S.544.enr.) The organizations would use the
data to identify trends in medical errors and propose improvements.
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