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The Joint Commission announces 2009 National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission, June 17, 2008
The Joint Commission has announced the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and related requirements for each of its accreditation programs and its Disease-Specific Care Certification Program. The National Patient Safety Goals promote specific improvements in patient safety by providing healthcare organizations with proven solutions to persistent patient safety problems, according to a Joint Commission release. The goals apply to the more than 15,000 Joint Commission-accredited and -certified healthcare organizations and programs.