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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.

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 3, March 2005

Learning to Improve Safety: False-Positive Pathology Report Results in Wrongful Surgery
pp. 123-131(9)
Authors: Piotrowski, Marcia M.; Bessette, Roland L.; Chensue, Stephen; Cutler, Daniel; Kachalia, Allen; Roseborough, James W.; Saint, Sanjay; Underwood, Willie; Murphy, Hedwig S.


Using Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis for High-Risk Processes at Three Community Hospitals
pp. 132-140(9)
Authors: Coles, Garill; Fuller, Becky; Nordquist, Kathleen; Kongslie, Anita


New Insulin Infusion Protocol Improves Blood Glucose Control in Hospitalized Patients Without Increasing Hypoglycemia
pp. 141-147(7)
Authors: Ku, Susanna Y.; Sayre, Cindy A.; Hirsch, Irl B.; Kelly, Janet L.


Unintended Consequences of a Quality Improvement Program Designed to Improve Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in Hospitalized Patients
pp. 148-157(10)
Authors: Pletcher, Mark J.; Fernandez, Alicia; May, Todd A.; Westphal, James R.; Gamez, Corinna A.; Hersh, David F.; Gonzales, Ralph


Do On-Site Patient Satisfaction Surveys Bias Results?
pp. 158-166(9)
Authors: Burroughs, Thomas E.; Waterman, Brian M.; Gilin, Debra; Adams, David; McCollegan, Jamie; Cira, Janie


A Systems Approach to Identifying Inappropriate Use of Controlled Substances: The Need for Balance
pp. 167-172(6)
Authors: Kim, Susan S.; Finch, Michael D.; Nash, David B.; Mccarberg, Bill H.; Schnoll, Sidney H.; Seifeldin, Raafat


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