HospitalSafety

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Medical errors can occur in any type of outpatient or inpatient setting. Emergency rooms are a health care setting where medical errors can occur. There are several theories as to why medical errors are more common in emergency rooms than other health care settings. Overcrowding is one possible reason. Regardless of…

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An article published by the Wall Street Journal has questioned the integrity of the Joint Commission’s accreditation system. According to the article, the Joint Commission rarely revokes its seal of approval for hospitals who are not in compliance with federal safety rules. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits an…