Quality & Patient Safety

2010 NPSGs reduce requirements, burden on hospitals

Patient Safety Monitor, December 1, 2009

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The Joint Commission has released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), announcing to the field a significant reduction in the number of requirements from the 2009 NPSGs.
The 2010 NPSGs for hospitals contain 11 requirements, down from 20 in the 2009 NPSGs. Note: The nine missing Goals have not been removed; they are now regular standards instead.

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