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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Contract No. HHSA290200710073T (PRISM Order #HHSA29032001T)
Task Order No. 3: The Longitudinal Evaluation of the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Program
James Bell Associates
Michelle Pillen, Ph.D.
Natasha Driver, MH.Sc.
Anna Hodgson, M.A., P.M.P.
James Bell, M.A.
M. Susan Ridgely, J.D.
Michael D. Greenberg, J.D., Ph.D.
David de Vries
Frances M. Aunon
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Findings and Observations
Improving Communication—Lessons Learned
Preventing Harm Through Best Practices
Preventing Harm Through Best Practices—Lessons Learned
Exploring Alternate Methods of Settling Claims
Exploring Alternate Methods of Settling Claims—Lessons Learned
Contributions to Patient Safety and Medical Liability
Lessons Learned From Implementation Challenges
Followup to the PSML Demonstration Projects
Recommendations for AHRQ’s Next Steps
Appendix A: Grantee Profiles
New York State Unified Court System
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center
University of Washington
Fairview Health Services
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
Appendix B: References
The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). No statement in this report should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Disclaimer of Conflict of Interest
None of the investigators has any affiliations or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this report.
This project was funded under contract number HHSA290200710073T (PRISM Order #HHSA29032001T) from AHRQ, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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