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Transatlantic agreement signed on health care and emergency measures

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:890
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington

    The United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to collaborate on improving the quality of health care and to exchange data to facilitate responses to health emergencies. This is the essence of an agreement signed last week in Washington by Tommy Thompson, the US secretary for health and human services, and Alan Milburn, UK secretary of state for health.

    The foundations for the agreement were laid in England in 1998 at a meeting held jointly by two private foundations, the US Commonwealth Fund and the UK Nuffield Trust. A basis …

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