The upside of surprise Joint Commission surveys: Lower patient death rates

FierceHealthcare/by Ilene MacDonald/Mar 21, 2017 11:27am

Patients are less likely to die within 30 days of admission if they happen to be treated at hospitals at the same time The Joint Commission arrives for a surprise inspection.

The reason for the better mortality rates during the unannounced on-site surveys compared to weeks before and after the surveys may be due to the fact that clinicians are aware they are under scrutiny and are therefore more vigilant, according to the new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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