It’s no secret that patients from marginalized groups experience lower quality health care. Acknowledging its role in closing the health care disparity gap, the Joint Commission recently announced new and revised requirements to reduce health care disparities in accredited facilities. For medical staffs, the new accreditation standard provides an opportunity to lead the fight against health care disparities.
Medical literature over the past twenty years confirms the persistence of health care disparities. In August 2021, the Journal of the American Medical Association ...
On January, 1, 2018, The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new and revised pain assessment and management standards go into effect for TJC accredited hospitals. The changes to the standards stem from a review commenced by The Joint Commission in 2016 to bring the preceding accreditation standards into alignment with leading practices in pain assessment and management, and the safe use of opioids. In light of these standards, hospitals and their medical staffs should review their current policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure their practices comply with the new TJC requirements.
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