Immediate-threat-to-life situations in 2009

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, December 1, 2008

With the introduction of Life Safety Code® (LSC) surveyors to The Joint Commission’s survey process, the opportunity for hospitals to find themselves in preliminary denial of accreditation due to an immediate-threat-to-life situation—a situation so problematic that the lives or health of patients are immediately endangered—increased this year.

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