JCAHO Announces Six Patient Safety Goals For 2003

Confusion in identifying patients, miscommunication among caregivers, wrong-site surgery, infusion pumps, medication mix-ups and clinical alarm systems will be the focus of the National Patient Safety Goals for 2003 set by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

For each of the National Patient Safety Goals, there are clear, evidence-based Recommendations to help health care organizations reduce specific types of health care errors. Beginning January

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