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By using this Web site, you agree to indemnify AHRQ PSNet, AHRQ WebM&M, its staff, directors, employees, and affiliates for any and all claims, damages, losses, or causes of action (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your breach or alleged breach of this agreement or for any content that is provided by you or through your user I.D. and/or password. Neither AHRQ PSNet, AHRQ WebM&M, nor its staff, directors, employees, or affiliates are responsible or liable for any loss, damage (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive), liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on this Web site.

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Links to Other Sites

AHRQ Patient Safety Network has links to other Federal agencies and Web sites. We also have selected links to other organizations, publications, and Web resources. The inclusion of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by HHS or AHRQ of the linked Web resources or the information, products, or services contained therein. The Agency does not exercise any control over the content on external sites. Once you visit another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. For more information, click here.


AHRQ PSNet may, at its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the site, for any breach of this agreement.

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