Proposed 2009 NPSGs look at infection control, med rec

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 1, 2008

The Joint Commission just closed the field review period for its proposed 2009 National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) requirements and implementation expectations (IE). The organization announced the proposed goals January 16 and accepted comments from the field until the end of February. These proposed NPSGs affect hospitals and critical access hospitals, ambulatory care and office-based surgery, behavioral healthcare, disease-specific care, home care, laboratories, and long-term care.

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