Home - The Best Place for Healthcare
MedSun: Newsletter #65, October 2011

The Joint Commission

Many agree that the home is the best setting for providing health care to increasing numbers of patients. Not only can care be provided less expensively in the home, evidence suggests that home care is a key step toward achieving optimal health outcomes for many patients. These studies show that home care interventions can improve quality of care and reduce hospitalizations due to chronic conditions or adverse events. The Joint Commission is working to further improve home care interventions by including the prevention of avoidable causes of hospital readmissions, such as medication errors and falls, in its Home Care National Patient Safety Goals.

Additional Information:

The Joint Commission. Home – The Best Place for Healthcare. A positioning statement from The Joint Commission.
http://www.jointcommission.org/home_%E2%80%93_the_best_place_for_health_care/

The Joint Commission. Home – The Best Place for Healthcare. April 12, 2011. PDF Version Document.

http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/Home_Care_position_paper_4_5_11.pdf


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