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HHS Allocating $25 Million to Address Patient Safety and Medical Liability

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it is allocating $25 million to address patient safety and medical liability.  Through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ), HHS will provide grants of up to $3 million each to states and health care systems wanting to implement or evaluate demonstration projects aimed at improving patient safety while fixing the problems with the liability system.  There will also be smaller planning grants available for up to $300,000.  AHRQ will also conduct a "review of what works," to be done by December 2009, of initiatives to improve quality and reduce medical liability to help guide HHS' work and investments in this area.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement will be available on www.grants.gov by October 17, 2009.

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