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America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015

Tuesday November 17, 2015
The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015


Is your hospital one of the 1,043 recognized as a Top Performer for 2015?
Find out in America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015.
High Reliability in Healthcare: Working Toward Zero Harm

In the latest issue of Arab Health magazine, Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, calls on all health care organizations to join the journey toward high reliability. Learn More

Quick Safety Issue 17, October 2015


A common practice in hospitals is to give newborns temporary names at birth, since the parents may not have decided on the baby’s name. While the practice is intended to identify newborns, it results in a large number of patients with similar identifiers and who could potentially have the same date of birth, gender and surname – circumstances that put newborns at risk for patient identification errors. Learn More

Sentinel Event Alert 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities

Falls resulting in injury are a prevalent patient safety problem. Elderly and frail patients with fall risk factors are not the only ones who are vulnerable to falling in health care facilities. Learn More

Speak Up: Antibiotics - Know the Facts

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