The Joint Commission officially releases new patient safety chapter

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 14, 2015

After much anticipation from patient safety experts, on October 20, The Joint Commission released its new Patient Safety Systems chapter, which will be included in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. As The Joint Commission previously indicated, the new chapter does not contain new accreditation requirements. Instead, it “describes how existing requirements can be applied to achieve improved patient safety.” The chapter is intended to help hospital leaders focus on eliminating patient harm by improving the culture of safety within their institution.

This is an excerpt from an article in Patient Safety Monitor Journal.

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