R3 Report Issue 19: National Patient Safety Goal for Anticoagulant Therapy

Effective July 1, 2019, eight new elements of performance will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing care centers, and medical centers (accredited under the ambulatory health care program). These new requirements are at NPSG.03.05.01 in the National Patient Safety Goals® chapter.

For years, this NPSG has played an important role in improving the safety of patients receiving anticoagulation therapy. However, there has been a rise in adverse drug events associated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), and The Joint Commission believes that relevant updates to this NPSG to address DOACs may help reverse that trend.

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