R3 Report Issue 17: Distinct Newborn Identification Requirement

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, one new element of performance (EP) will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that provide labor and delivery services. This new requirement at National Patient Safety Goal® NPSG.01.01.01 is designed to improve the quality and safety of care for newborns during their hospital stay following delivery.

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