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    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
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    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
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Health Care Safety

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The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-41), signed into law on July 29, 2005, was enacted in response to growing concern about patient safety in the United States and the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The goal of the Act is to improve patient safety by encouraging voluntary and confidential reporting of events that adversely affect patients.


Tools and Resources for Patients and Consumers

Keeping Patients Safe

Welcome to Texas PricePoint

A user-friendly resource for information on Texas hospitals. Texas PricePoint  is sponsored by the Texas Hospital Association, an Austin-based nonprofit statewide trade association representing hospitals and health systems. This site provides basic demographic, quality and charge information on Texas hospitals and promotes consumer/hospital interaction.

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Tools and Resources for Health Care Professionals

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Last updated April 02, 2014
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