JCAHO


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Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

 (JCAHO)
a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public; it does this through the provision of health accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. JCAHO is governed by a 28-member Board of Commissioners that includes nurses, physicians, consumers, medical directors, administrators, providers, employers, labor representatives, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, health insurance administrators, and educators. The corporate members of JCAHO are the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association.

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Abbreviation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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Abbreviation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
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