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New Limits On Death Record Access Could Hamper Hospital Safety

The New York Times: Researchers Wring Hands As U.S. Clamps Down On Death Record Access
A shift last year by the Social Security Administration to limit access to its death records amid concerns about identity theft is beginning to hamper a range of research, including federal assessments of hospital safety and efforts by the financial industry to spot consumer fraud (Sack, 10/8).

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