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You have just finished your hospital stay, and where you go next depends on the type of care you need.  Once discharged, the goal is to avoid a return trip to the hospital. However, there are some steps that you can take on your own, to help reduce the chances of readmission. View Campaign
Quick Safety Issue 17, October 2015


All health care providers want their patients to have a smooth transition to their next care setting or provider, or to their home. But this doesn’t always happen. While many aspects of transitions of care depend on the efforts and actions of health care providers to make for a smooth and successful transition, the involvement of the patient and his or her family also is critical. Learn More

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

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

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Palliative care is focused on maximizing quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. Over 1500 leading U.S. hospitals today have a palliative care team, and Joint Commission recognition of the importance of palliative care to overall quality of care represents a giant step forward for the field.
Diane E. Meier, M.D. - Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care and Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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