JCAH


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JCAH

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals.
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As noted earlier, new QA programs reflect the JCAH manual's increased emphasis on monitoring and documentation:
This is not feasible with DRGs and the new JCAH focus.
1 Other hospital departments, lacking similar JCAH guidance, are using the nursing standards as a reference point.
The JCAH Quality Initiative: What Can Hospitals and Physicians Expect?
All of the hospitals and professional administrators, JCAH accreditation, no affiliation with a medical school, a great deal of overlapping medical staff membership, similar goals and objectives, similar salary structures, comparable occupancy rates, comparable policies and procedures, and patients with nearly the same intensity-of-care requirements.
Neither JCAH nor CAP had ever launched such a study.
Instead of formulating quality control practices according to the prescriptions of JCAH and CAP, we should review our programs and policies from a broader per-spective.
There's another reason to consider pay for performance seriously --the 1985 JCAH requirement that hospitals periodically assess the competence of individuals who provide patient care services.
Keep in mind that JCAH recognizes all documented involvement in orientation for new technical procedures, by preparers and participants, as a source of continuing education.
The JCAH requires that an institution individually certify any laboratories staffed by nursing and non-laboratory personnel, and it establishes quality assurance and record-keeping requirements as well (Figure I).
The JCAH recognizes the CAP program as equivalent for hospital accreditation, in effect giving the College "sub-deemed" status.