Joint Commission Issues Official National Patient Safety Goals for 2018
December 11, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
On November 15, 2017, Joint Commission released its list of National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2018 for its ambulatory care and office-based surgery programs. The goals are effective beginning January 1, 2018. Areas of focus include improving the accuracy of patient identification, improving the safe use of medications, and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infection.