Joint Commission Definition

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“Healthcare facilities and practitioners are licensed and regulated by federal, state, and local governments and laws” (Gartee, 2011, p. 43). Having accreditation means that an organization has been recognized for upholding standards and compliance. In efforts to ensure quality care of patients, an organization must meet Joint Commission standards in which a facility is one of the accomplished facilities. The Joint Commission is better known as JCAHO stands for the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO was established to recognize the best organizations but in the process to improve the quality care among disadvantaged institutions as well (Kobs, 1999). Once called Joint Commission of Hospitals by the American

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