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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Paul Barach, MD, MPH , The Law and Patient Safety, December 2005
Quality health care and patient safety have emerged as major concerns in society. The Institute of Medicine’s report entitled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System led to considerable discussion in both the public and private sectors on the need...
Journal Article > Commentary
Liang BA, Weinger MB, Suydam S. J Patient Saf. 2005;1:83-89.
The authors present a detailed analysis of federal and state legal and regulatory protections affecting collaborative efforts to learn from patient safety data. Their discussion includes recommendations for the structure of these consortia, state privileging, and federal policy support for expanded use of consortia findings. The paper was written prior to the passage of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PL 109-41); this legislation should provide additional protections.