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The Joint Commission Urges Development of a National Performance Measurement Data Strategy
Date:3/6/2008

is derived from the hospital data reported to The Joint Commission as part of its expectations of accredited hospitals.

A complete copy of the Joint Commission white paper, "Health Care at the Crossroads: Development of a National Performance Measurement Data Strategy," is available at http://www.jointcommission.org. The report is part of a continuing series of white papers on key public policy issues that impact patient safety and health care quality.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,300 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.


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