The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations proposes to call on hospitals to develop codes of conduct to reduce risks to patient safety associated with disruptive behavior by staff and to create processes for managing staff fatigue, among other new patient safety goals for 2007. The JCAHO is accepting public comment on the proposal until Jan. 8, 2006, and expects to release a final list of patient safety goals in July. Read the proposal. - by Andis Robeznieks
JCAHO safety goals may address disruptive staff
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