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Prepublication Standards – Deleted Requirements for the Hospital Program

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The Joint Commission recently approved the deletion of 131 requirements from its Hospital program that were identified as having become a routine part of operations and clinical practice.

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Prepublication Standards – Revision to Deemed Program Requirement for Psychiatric Hospitals

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The Joint Commission has revised a requirement for psychiatric hospitals that use Joint Commission accreditation for deemed-status purposes.

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Prepublication Standards – National Patient Safety Goal for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)

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The Joint Commission has recently approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) focusing on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) for accredited nursing care centers, and approved revisions to existing CAUTI NPSGs applicable to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

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