Joint Commission Deletes or Revises 51 Elements of Performance for Hospitals
October 5, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System
The Joint Commission on September 27, 2016, deleted 51 Elements of Performance (EPs) for hospitals, in its ongoing streamlining of hospital accreditation standards. The prepublication standards take effect January 1, 2017. Deleted EPs were similar to, implicit in, or duplicated other EPs; addressed issues that are now standard or routine; are considered best left to an organization's discretion; or are already adequately addressed by law or other external requirement.