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New Speak Up campaign focuses on patients’ rights(0)

January 1, 2020

A new Speak Up campaign educates individuals on patient rights and how to be their own best advocates.

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Retained foreign bodies and wrong site surgery continue to be a challenge

This month’s article identifies the two most frequently reported types of sentinel events for the first half of 2019: foreign bodies and wrong site surgery.

Figure 1. Opioid prescription trends

JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic

This month’s column is a response to a “Viewpoint” published in JAMA Surgery that erroneously describes The Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic.

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Joint Commission to start reporting on high rate of C-sections, adds new standards

The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

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Retained foreign bodies: Can we stem the tide?

Recommendations for reducing unintentionally retained foreign objects are summarized in this month’s column.


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