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Clinton proposes patients' bill of rights

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1397
  1. Terri Rutter
  1. Boston

    Last week the US president, Bill Clinton, proposed legislation designed to protect patients from poor or inadequate health care.

    The Health Care Consumer Bill of Rights is the first major piece of health reform that the president has proposed since his failed attempts on health reform in his first term.

    The bill is an attempt to address, in part, some of the many problems that patients who are enrolled …

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