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June 2009

The Joint Commission solicits feedback on NPSGs and Universal Protocol


As most of you know, The Joint Commission plans no new National Patient Safety Goals for 2010. Instead, it is reviewing and revising the current NPSGs. On May 12 they posted the suggested revisions to the NPSGs and Universal Protocol. These are available for downloading at this site. Most of the revisions are wordsmithing and consolidation of several elements of performance for each NPSG into one element of performance. Others involve moving a NPSG or element of performance to standards. You may submit for comments about the proposed revisions to The Joint Commission via that site for most of June.



Joint Commission. Proposed Revisions to National Patient Safety Goals and Universal Protocol for Hospitals
















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