The Joint Commission Announces 2009 National Patient Safety Goals for Home Care Program
MedSun: Newsletter #28, September 2008

The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission has announced the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and related requirements for accredited home care organizations. The National Patient Safety Goals promote specific improvements in patient safety by providing health care organizations with proven solutions to persistent patient safety problems. These Goals apply to the more than 15,000 Joint Commission-accredited and -certified health care organizations and programs. Major changes include new requirements related to preventing deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Additional Information:

The Joint Commission Announces 2009 National Patient Safety Goals for Home Care Program. The Joint Commission. June 17, 2008.
http://www.jointcommission.org/PatientSafety/NationalPatientSafetyGoals/09_ome_npsgs.htm


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