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 as noted below.  The U.S. is unusual in having such a high proportion of hospitals accredited.  
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<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:10 AM<br>
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<b>Subject:</b> [IMPROVEDX] AHRQ Grants for Diagnostic Error Joint Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<br>
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<div class="">This below seemed fairly balanced. </div>
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<div class="">Does it say something that 99% of hospitals are accredited?  </div>
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<div class="">The fees are paid by the Hospital ($46,000 per survey plus travel expenses, and lodging for the survey team).</div>
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<div class="">Newspaper criticism exist.</div>
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<div class="">No one inspects the Joint Commission.</div>
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<div class="">The JC cannot be too tough it would be seen or they would lose business - our local hospital dropped the JC some years ago and now uses a State Organization for accreditation, I believe. The Wikipedia article below has 12 other organizations that
 accredit hospitals and facilities. I am presuming that there is not standardization across these organizations, but perhaps I am wrong?</div>
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<div class="">Phil, the JC would be an excellent place to start the ball rolling on preventing diagnostic errors in general. Good luck with your presentation.</div>
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