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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 31, Number 2, February 2005

Introduction: Communicating Critical Test Results
pp. 63-65(3)
Author: Schiff, Gordon D.

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Editorial: Doing Better with Critical Test Results
pp. 66-67(2)
Authors: Bates, David W.; Leape, Lucian L.

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Free Content Communicating Critical Test Results: Safe Practice Recommendations
pp. 68-80(13)
Authors: Hanna, Doris; Griswold, Paula; Leape, Lucian L.; Bates, David W.

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Issues and Initiatives in the Testing Process in Primary Care Physician Offices
pp. 81-89(9)
Authors: Hickner, John M.; Fernald, Douglas H.; Harris, Daniel M.; Poon, Eric G.; Elder, Nancy C.; Mold, James W.

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Failure to Recognize and Act on Abnormal Test Results: The Case of Screening Bone Densitometry
pp. 90-97(8)
Authors: Cram, Peter; Rosenthal, Gary E.; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Wallace, Robert B.; Schlechte, Janet; Schiff, Gordon D.

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Using a Healthcare Matrix to Assess Patient Care in Terms of Aims for Improvement and Core Competencies
pp. 98-105(8)
Authors: Bingham, John W.; Quinn, Doris C.; Richardson, Michael G.; Miles, Paul V.; Gabbe, Steven G.

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Diagnostic Errors in Medicine: A Case of Neglect
pp. 106-113(8)
Author: Graber, Mark

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