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Opinion: End this medical secrecy

Buffalo News, December 1, 2011
Transparency in health care is one of the key tools consumers have to help them judge the quality of health care. Transparency allows the public to see where mistakes have been made. Unfortunately, that transparency has been steadily disappearing under the misnamed "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act," which not only allows data about medical mistakes to be hidden, it makes disclosing quality problems at providers a crime for anyone except the providers involved.