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Joint Commission lists 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission has published a list of the hospital National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. The new goals include:

  • Improving patient identification
  • Improving communication effectiveness amongst caregivers
  • Improve safety of using medications
  • Reducing the harm associated with anticoagulant therapy
  • Medical reconciliation

The document also includes the rationales and Elements of Performance for all the goals.

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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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