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JCAHJoint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
JCAHJournal of Canadian Art History (est. 1974)
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By 1970 the goals of JCAH inspections were changed from making certain that medical facilities met minimum necessary levels of safe care, to ensuring that they delivered highest achievable levels of care.
Schuck argued, the purpose of the JCAH accreditations was patient
In 2004, the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center began the process of applying for JCAH's DSC certification in stroke care.
The dominant player in the field of health care performance measurement was unquestionably the JCAH, which was formed in 1951 as the logical successor to the antecedent ACS program which began in 1918.
Several other market structure variables were also included: the number of JCAH accredited hospitals in the county (NUMJCAH), the ratio of a hospital's (average inpatient service) price to that of the county average (PRATIO), the number of county physicians per 1000 population (MDS/1000), and the number of county HMOs per 1000 population (HMO/1000).
Performance-based standards that define the quality of health care have been in the process of development since 1988 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH).
The meetings were initiated under Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospital (JCAH) guidelines.
Of all these organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO; previously called Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals - JCAH) has played the most influential and pivotal national role.
One example is the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) which forms policies which directly effect psychologists.
One is a program of accreditation by the Long Term Care Program of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, based on surveys in which the facility's operations are evaluated in terms of substantial compliance with JCAH standards.
Whenever she meets someone interesting, she writes a little reminder on the back of the person's card, such as "good speaker,' "check with him before JCAH,' "enjoys Bach,' or whatever.
Despite their variety, all of the hospitals are in a large urban/suburban setting, all have a trained and experienced librarian, all of the libraries meet MLA standards and JCAH criteria, and even the smallest among them has ready access to good resources through well organized consortia and close working relationships with larger libraries.