Implement Standards to Improve Care
For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has developed standards to make health care safer. We help ambulatory care organizations across the U.S. elevate their performance.
Get the Standards
We offer both print and electronic versions of our ambulatory care standards manual. Organizations can access the electronic edition (E-dition®) free for 90 days.
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Why Standards Matter
Joint Commission standards help you develop strategies to address the most complex issues and identified key vulnerabilities in the patient care experience. The standards review various aspects of your patient care process such as infection prevention, medication management and environment of care, ensuring a comprehensive review of your patient care process.