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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 35, Number 8, August 2009

Implementing Standardized Operating Room Briefings and Debriefings at a Large Regional Medical Center
pp. 391-397(7)
Authors: Berenholtz, Sean M.; Schumacher, Kathy; Hayanga, Awori J.; Simon, Michelle; Goeschel, Christine; Pronovost, Peter J.; Shanley, Charles J.; Welsh, Robert J.


What Are the Critical Success Factors for Team Training in Health Care?
pp. 398-405(8)
Authors: Salas, Eduardo; Almeida, Sandra A.; Salisbury, Mary; King, Heidi; Lazzara, Elizabeth H.; Lyons, Rebecca; Wilson, Katherine A.; Almeida, Paula A.; McQuillan, Robert


Implementation of Lean Thinking: One Health System's Journey
pp. 406-413(8)
Authors: Kim, Christopher S.; Spahlinger, David A.; Kin, Jeanne M.; Coffey, Richard J; Billi, John E.


Implementing a Standardized Order Set for Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Impact on Mortality and Cost
pp. 414-421(8)
Authors: Fleming, Neil S.; Ogola, Gerald; Ballard, David J.


Addressing the Need for Public Reporting of Comparative Hospice Quality: A Focus Group Study
pp. 422-429(8)
Authors: Sofaer, Shoshanna; Hopper, Susan S.; Firminger, Kirsten; Naierman, Naomi; Nelson, Marsha


E-Surveys as a Practical Enhancement to Tracer Methodology for Continuous Joint Commission Accreditation Readiness
pp. 430-434(5)
Authors: North, Frederick; Hunt, Vicki L.; Chaudhry, Rajeev; Richards, Debra D.; McGee, Jacqueline V.; Stroebel, Robert J.


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