TITLE

JCAHO Urges Systems Approach to Patient Safety

PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Quality Progress;Aug2005, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that in a hearing before the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Commission, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations said that the U.S. healthcare facilities must embrace a systems approach to preventing adverse events and keeping the inevitable errors that caregivers make from reaching patients. The absence of electronic information exchange capabilities to provide decision support makes it virtually impossible for practitioners to maintain a current clinical knowledge base.
ACCESSION #
17895403

 

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