Both the United States and the United Kingdom have created national data banks intended to improve the quality of medical care by identifying and reducing medical errors. A comparison of the United States' National Practitioner Data Bank to the United Kingdom's National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths sheds insight on how well these goals are being met.
National Repositories of Information: A Comparison of the National Practitioner Data Bank in the United States and the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths in the United Kingdom,
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