Environmental Safety and Security Management in Physician Practices

July 19, 2017 | Health System Risk Management


​The goal of a healthcare organization's safety management program is to reduce the risk of harm to patients, employees, volunteers, visitors, and others and to improve safety performance. An effective safety management program can boost employee morale, reduce lost work time and workers' compensation costs, reduce liability insurance premiums, and enhance an organization's image in the community.

This self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) is designed to help physician practice managers evaluate an organization's overall safety management program and to help the organization prepare for surveys and inspections. The SAQ is based on Joint Commission's environment of care accreditation standards, as well...

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