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Figure 1. Opioid prescription trends

JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic(0)

November 1, 2019

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.

2018 Eisenberg Award presentation: David M. Shahian, MD (center), chairman, STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety, with Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil (left), NQF president and chief executive officer, and David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice-president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission (Photo courtesy of The Joint Commission and the NQF)

2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons received the 2018 Eisenberg Award for their sustained reductions in adverse outcomes and near-universal adoption of desirable care processes.

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Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients

Postoperative interventions to reduce the risk of SSIs in pediatric cardiac patients are identified based on a study describing a significant reduction in SSIs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.


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