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Published monthly, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to providing health professionals with the information they need to promote the quality and safety of health care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety invites original manuscripts on the development, adaptation, and/or implementation of innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care. Case studies, program or project reports, reports of new methodologies or new applications of methodologies, research studies on the effectiveness of improvement interventions, and commentaries on issues and practices are all considered.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission, is the inaugural editor-in-chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Also known as Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement and Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

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Volume 30, Number 1, January 2004

Standardization as a Mechanism to Improve Safety in Health Care
pp. 5-14(10)
Authors: Rozich, John D.; Howard, Ramona J.; Justeson, Jane M.; Macken, Patrick D.; Lindsay, Mark F.; Resar, Roger K.


Key Issues in Transforming Health Care Organizations for Quality: The Case of Advanced Access
pp. 15-24(10)
Authors: Solberg, Leif I.; Hroscikoski, Mary C.; Sperl-Hillen, JoAnn M.; O'Connor, Patrick J.; Crabtree, Benjamin F.


Which Strategies Facilitate Improvement in Quality of Care for Elderly Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients?
pp. 25-35(11)
Authors: Tu, George S.; Meehan, Thomas P.; Fine, Jonathan M.; Wang, Yun; Holmboe, Eric S.; Mohsenifar, Zab; Weingarten, Scott R.


Improving Ambulatory Surgical Pain Management
pp. 36-41(6)
Author: Woodley, Kimberly S.


Using Patient Waiting-Time Data to Improve the Hospital Bed-Assignment Process
pp. 42-46(5)
Authors: Hamby, Leigh; Fraser, Sarah W.


The Roles of Government in Improving Health Care Quality and Safety
pp. 47-54(8)
Authors: Tang, Ning; Eisenberg, John M.; Meyer, Gregg S.


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