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Joint Commission report shows improvements in safety and quality

Accreditation Connection, November 26, 2008

American hospitals have demonstrated significant gains in patient safety and quality of care over the past six years, according to a new report by The Joint Commission.

The report, Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2008, examines quality measures for such areas as surgical conditions, pneumonia, and heart attacks. Twenty-five individual quality measures were examined in more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide.

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