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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 39, Number 3, March 2013

Applying Lean Methods to Improve Quality and Safety in Surgical Sterile Instrument Processing
pp. 99
Authors: Blackmore, C. Craig; Bishop, Robbi; Luker, Samuel; Williams, Barbara L.


Points for Improvement: Performance Measurement for Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients in a Safety-Net Population
pp. 109
Authors: Baxi, Sanjiv; Lakin, Joshua; Lyles, Courtney R.; Berkowitz, Seth; Horton, Claire; Sarkar, Urmimala


AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators: Time to Include Hemorrhage and Infection During Childbirth
pp. 114
Authors: Gregory, Kimberly D.; Korst, Lisa M.; Lu, Michael C.; Fridman, Moshe


Enhancing Electronic Health Record Usability in Pediatric Patient Care: A Scenario-Based Approach
pp. 129
Authors: Patterson, Emily S.; Zhang, Jiajie; Abbott, Patricia; Gibbons, Michael C.; Lowry, Svetlana Z.; Quinn, Matthew T.; Ramaiah, Mala; Brick, David


Decision Dissonance: Evaluating an Approach to Measuring the Quality of Surgical Decision Making
pp. 136
Authors: Fowler Jr, Floyd J.; Gallagher, Patricia M.; Drake, Keith M.; Sepucha, Karen R.


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pp. 96


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