Accreditation

Struggling with standards: Almost two-thirds of hospitals are not compliant with EC, LS requirements

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, June 1, 2018

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 Twice a year, The Joint Commission publishes in its Perspectives newsletter a series of top 10 lists of the standards most often cited by its surveyors, filtered by type of healthcare facility.

After reading the most recent compliance information published in the April issue, Steve MacArthur, a senior consultant with The Greeley Company in Danvers, Massachusetts, concluded on his HCPro blog, Mac’s Safety Space, “to the continued surprise of absolutely no one that is paying attention, conditions and practices related to the physical environment occupy all 10 of the top spots” of the list for hospitals.

Chances are that if your facility was scrutinized in one of the 1,443 surveys The Joint Commission conducted at hospitals across the nation last year or among the 130 surveys at critical access hospitals (CAH), you are very familiar with the standards on the latest lists of The Joint Commission’s most commonly cited standards.

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