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JCAHO releases 2005 National Patient Safety Goals.

Many administrators are already thinking ahead to 2005, and those in charge of facilities monitored by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) will need to keep in mind the recently released 2005 National Patient Safety Goals. New expectations for long-term care and assisted living facilities include reconciling medication use across the continuum of care, reducing the risk of resident falls, and protecting older adults against pneumonia. The 2005 goals are effective on January 1. To read the specifics, visit www.jcaho.org/accredited+organizations/patient+safety.

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Title Annotation:NEWS notes; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Author:Edwards, Douglas J.
Publication:Nursing Homes
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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