NUMJCAH - number of JCAH
accredited hospitals in the county
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
1 Other hospital departments, lacking similar JCAH
guidance, are using the nursing standards as a reference point.
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.
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.
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).
recognizes the CAP program as equivalent for hospital accreditation, in effect giving the College "sub-deemed" status.