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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services announces the following advisory committee meeting.

Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Populations—Working Group on Quality.

Time and Date: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m, December 12, 2001.

Place: Room 705A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

Status: Open.

Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to hear testimony on public and private sector data collection and reporting activities in the area of patient safety. The presenters will be asked to address limitations in the current data infrastructure for identifying and reporting on medical errors and other safety-related measures of the quality of health care in the U.S.

Notice: In the interest of security, the Department has instituted stringent procedures for entrance to the Hubert H. Humphrey Building by non-government employees. Thus, persons without a government identification card will need to have the guard call for an escort to the meeting.

Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of Committee members may be obtained from Stanley Edinger Ph.D., Lead Staff Person for the HCVHS Subcommittee on Special Populations, Working Group on Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6011 East Jefferson Street, Suite 200, #106, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone (301) 594-1598; or Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, NCHS, CDC, Room 1100, Presidential Building, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS website: http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/​ncvhs, where an agenda for the meeting will be posted when available.

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Dated: November 27, 2001.

James Scanlon,

Director, Division of Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

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[FR Doc. 01-30151 Filed 12-4-01; 8:45 am]

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