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Medical errors administration response and other perspectives : joint hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education of the Committee on Appropriation[s], United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, on examining the administration"s and certain industries" responses to the Institute of Medicine"s report on medical errors, focusing on patient safety issues, February 22, 2000 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Medical errors -- United States -- Prevention,
  • Health facilities -- Risk management -- United States,
  • Medical care -- United States -- Quality control

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SeriesS. hrg -- 106-502
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15480255M
ISBN 100160607256

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