The Joint Commission is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its national patient-safety goals.
Participants can review the 2009 goals and proposed requirements for implementation and submit comments through an online survey until Feb. 27. The draft changes include measures under the commissions current goals including patient identification; safe use of medications; hospital-acquired infections; medication reconciliation; and patient involvement. The protocol governing all the goals also could be revised.
Healthcare facilities accredited through the commission must adhere to the organizations patient-safety goals, which include specific evidence-based practices. The goals are reviewed annually. -- by Jean DerGurahian
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