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Bill Clinton Talks Patient Safety at Local Health Care Forum

DANA POINT, Calif.  — Former President Bill Clinton is participating at a health care forum on approving patient safety.

After a night at the Golden Globes, former president Bill Clinton spent one more day in Southern California, this time, speaking at a patient safety summit in Dana Point.

The 2-day summit at the Ritz Carlton brought together medical experts from around the world.

The goal, to reduce preventable deaths of patients.

Speakers at the conference said there are about 200,000 preventable deaths every year in the United States.

Some caused by medical errors or undiagnosed conditions.

President Clinton encouraged the attendees to be persistent and patient in their efforts.

During his administration, the former president tried, and failed to pass a comprehensive health care initiative.