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Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population(0)

November 1, 2018

This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.

Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability

The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.

Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture

Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.

violence prevention in the health care workplace

Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace

Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.

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Advancing health equity in hospitals

Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.


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