With Jan. 1 deadline bearing down, are you ready to comply with NPSG on infections?

October 2009
Same-Day Surgery;Oct2009 Supplement, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections in the U.S., and the need for outpatient surgery managers in hospitals to comply with the goal. It states that by January 1, 2009, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers are expected to fully comply with the goal, which advises providers to implement best practices for preventing surgical-site infections. Guidelines on how to meet the requirements are provided.


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