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Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

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Standards FAQ

Collecting the Patient’s Preferred Language

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Are organizations required to use the term “preferred” language in order to comply with Standards RC.02.01.01, EP 1 (medical record contains the patient’s communication needs, including preferred language for discussing health care) and PC.02.01.21, EP 1 (identification of the patient’s communication needs, including the patient’s preferred language for discussing health care)? My organization is collecting the patient’s “primary” language – does this meet The Joint Commission’s requirement for the collection of “preferred” language?

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