'Key Predictor' Of Hospital Patient Safety System Implementation

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Hospital Patient Safety

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Joint Commission accreditation is a key predictor in the implementation of systems that promote patient safety by hospitals.

The study considered factors such as hospital size, management (i.e., for-profit or not-for-profit), and rural or urban location; but found that accreditation by The Joint Commission was the most significant factor in whether the facilities engaged in actions widely recognized to improve patient safety.

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