HHS Announces Patient Safety and Medical Liability Demonstration Projects

side note: This may not be the federal tort reform most physicians had hoped for, but it is a start. Below please find the official press release from the Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality that details how the $25 million in funding will be allocated.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced grants to support efforts by States and health systems to implement and evaluate patient safety approaches and medical liability reforms. The demonstration and planning grants are part of the patient safety and medical liability initiative that President Obama announced during a September 9, 2009 address to a joint session of Congress.

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