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Health-Care industry agrees on set of rules to avoid medical malpractice

Quality groups and government agencies working with the National Quality Forum have recently decided (for the first time) to endorse a single set of 30 “safe practices” that all hospitals should use to prevent patient deaths and injuries. This agreement is in response to the landmark Institute of Medicine report that highlighted that as many as 100,000 patients each year die from medical malpractice.

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