Compromise inevitable on patient's bill of rights

August 1998
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/10/98, Vol. 102 Issue 32, p40
Editorial. Comments on the fate of the United States bill that aims to protect the rights of patients. Senate impasse over how far to go to protect patients' rights; Implications for the November 1998 elections; Emergence of a bipartisan bill that may not fulfill the wish lists of both sides of the debate.


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