JCI revises international accreditation standards for hospitals

Joint Commission International (JCI) has released updated international accreditation standards for hospitals. The standards will be the basis of JCI’s on-site hospital accreditation survey, beginning January 1, 2008.

The revised standards maintain JCI’s focus on providing a framework for hospitals around the world to use to deliver, safe, high-quality care. Notable changes include the following:

Giving additional importance to the role of hospital leaders in overseeing all areas of performance, including standards related to the role leadership must take to set and implement priorities for ongoing organizational performance and improvement

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