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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 34, Number 11, November 2008

Does Reducing Length of Stay Make a Business Case?
pp. 627-628(2)
Authors: Weeks, William B.; Resar, Roger

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The Business Case for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients
pp. 629-638(10)
Authors: Brilli, Richard J.; Sparling, Karen W.; Lake, Michael R.; Butcher, John; Myers, Sarah S.; Clark, Marta D.; Helpling, Alma; Stutler, Mary E.

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An Intensive Care Unit Quality Improvement Collaborative in Nine Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals: Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Rates
pp. 639-645(7)
Authors: Bonello, Robert S.; Fletcher, Carol E.; Becker, William K.; Clutter, Kay L.; Arjes, Shelley L.; Cook, Jennifer J.; Petzel, Robert A.

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The Effect of Health Care System Administrator Pay-for-Performance on Quality of Care
pp. 646-654(9)
Authors: Herrin, Jeph; Nicewander, David; Ballard, David J.

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Clinical Microsystems, Part 4. Building Innovative Population-Specific Mesosystems
pp. 655-663(9)
Authors: McKinley, Karen E.; Berry, Scott A.; Laam, Leslie A.; Doll, Michael C.; Brin, Kenneth P.; Bothe, Albert; Godfrey, Marjorie M.; Nelson, Eugene C.; Batalden, Paul B.

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University of Michigan: Quality and Safety in an Academic Medical Center
pp. 671-677(7)
Authors: Strong, Douglas L.; Kin, Jeanne M.; Kratochwill, Eric W.; Typaldos, Carolina

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Positive Predictive Value of ICD-9-CM Codes to Detect Acute Exacerbation of COPD in the Emergency Department
pp. 678-680(3)
Authors: Ginde, Adit A.; Tsai, Chu-Lin; Blanc, Phillip G.; Camargo, Carlos A.

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Development of the SQUIRE Publication Guidelines: Evolution of the SQUIRE Project
pp. 681-687(7)
Authors: Davidoff, Frank; Batalden, Paul B.; Stevens, David P.; Ogrinc, Greg S.; Mooney, Susan E.; SQUIRE Development Group

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