TITLE

Joint Commission Raises the Bar on Patient Safety

AUTHOR(S)
Weinstock, Matthew
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2009, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Center for Transforming Healthcare in the U.S. It notes that the center was launched by the Joint Commission in September 2009 for the purpose of improving safety and reducing medical errors. It cites that the center has implemented safety improvements in hand hygiene for eight volunteer hospitals and plans to address the issue of communication breakdowns during patient handoffs.
ACCESSION #
44917472

 

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