Joint Commission isssues 2009 National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals


Hospitals must meet new standards the Joint Commission has set up for 2009.

The Joint Commission’s just-released 2009 National Patient Safety Goals have several requirements that pertain to pharmacy. For instance, hospitals must implement practices to prevent hospital-acquired infections due to multiple drug-resistant organisms. This requirement has a one-year phase-in period, with full implementation expected by Jan. 1, 2010. Other changes involve revisions to the medication reconciliation and anticoagulation standards.

To see more Daily News articles, click here.

To go to the Drug Topics homepage, click here.

Related Videos
fake news misinformation | Image Credit: Bits and Splits -
Dr. Charles Lee
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.