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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; Final Rule.

US Department of Health and Human Services; HHS; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; AHRQ.

This final rule outlines how to become a Patient Safety Organization (PSO), and supports AHRQ action to receive applications from qualified entities that wish to become PSOs. The interim guidance will remain in effect until January 19, 2009, the official activation date for the final rule.